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pugil

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin pugillus, pugillum (a handful), akin to pugnus (the fist).

NounEdit

pugil (plural pugils)

  1. (obsolete) As much as is taken up between the thumb and two first fingers.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
    • 1778, William Lewis, The new dispensatory
      Cinnamon, an ounce and a half; Rosemary flowers, six pugils []

See alsoEdit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Relate to pugnus (fist), from Proto-Indo-European roots.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pugil m (genitive pugilis); third declension

  1. a boxer, pugilist
  2. (figuratively) a hardened forehead

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pugil pugilēs
genitive pugilis pugilum
dative pugilī pugilibus
accusative pugilem pugilēs
ablative pugile pugilibus
vocative pugil pugilēs

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