carnifex

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin carnifex (butcher)

NounEdit

carnifex (plural carnifexes)

  1. an executioner
  2. a butcher

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From carnis (flesh) + faciō (make).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

carnifex m (genitive carnificis); third declension

  1. butcher, knacker (one who slaughters and renders worn-out livestock)[1]
  2. executioner, hangman
  3. tormenter, murderer
  4. scoundrel, villain

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative carnifex carnificēs
genitive carnificis carnificum
dative carnificī carnificibus
accusative carnificem carnificēs
ablative carnifice carnificibus
vocative carnifex carnificēs

DescendantsEdit

  • Portuguese: carnífice

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Latin-English Dictionary, Genealogy.ro
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