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radix

See also: Radix

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin radix (a root)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

radix (plural radixes or radices)

  1. A primitive word, from which other words spring.
  2. (biology) A root
  3. (mathematics) The number of distinct symbols used to represent numbers in a particular base, as 10 for decimal.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *wrād-ī-, from Proto-Indo-European *wréh₂ds. Cognate with Ancient Greek ῥάδιξ (rhádiks, branch, twig), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌿𐍂𐍄𐍃 (waurts), Old Irish fren (root) and Old English wyrt (herb, plant) (English wort).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rādīx f (genitive rādīcis); third declension

  1. A root (of a plant).
  2. A radish.
  3. The lower part of an object; root.
  4. (figuratively) A foundation, basis, ground, origin, source, root.

InflectionEdit

Note that the genitive plural rādīcum has the alternative form rādicium. Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative rādīx rādīcēs
genitive rādīcis rādīcum
dative rādīcī rādīcibus
accusative rādīcem rādīcēs
ablative rādīce rādīcibus
vocative rādīx rādīcēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 512