aurifex

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From aurum (gold) + facio (I do, make).

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NounEdit

aurifex m (genitive aurificis); third declension

  1. A worker in gold, goldsmith.
    • 77-79 ADPliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 18.23
      acus vocatur cum per se pisitur spica tantum aurificum ad usus
      When the beard is ground by itself, without the grain, the result is known as acus, but it is only used by goldsmiths.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative aurifex aurificēs
genitive aurificis aurificum
dative aurificī aurificibus
accusative aurificem aurificēs
ablative aurifice aurificibus
vocative aurifex aurificēs

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DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: orífex
  • English: aurifex
  • Italian: orefice
  • Portuguese: ourives
  • Spanish: orebce, oribe, orífice
Last modified on 15 August 2013, at 12:29