Lucifer

See also: lucifer and Lúcifer

EnglishEdit

 
G.H. Frezza, Lucifer, 1704

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English Lucifer, from Latin Lūcifer, from lūx (light) + ferō (bear, carry). Attested in Old English as Lūcifer. Replaced native calque lēohtberend (lightbearer) also from the same Latin source.

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Lucifer

  1. (literary) The planet Venus as the daystar.
    Synonym: Phosphorus
    Antonym: Vesper
  2. (biblical) The King of Babylon who named himself after the planet Venus as mentioned in the King James Version of Isaiah 14:12.
    1. A name applied to Satan by mistake by misinterpreting Isaiah 14:12.
      Synonyms: see Thesaurus:Satan

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch Lucifer, from Latin Lūcifer.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈly.siˌfɛr/
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  • Hyphenation: Lu‧ci‧fer

Proper nounEdit

Lucifer m

  1. Lucifer (mythological fallen angel)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin Lūcifer.

Proper nounEdit

Lucifer

  1. Lucifer

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From lūx +‎ -fer, calque of Ancient Greek Φωσφόρος (Phōsphóros).

Proper nounEdit

Lūcifer m sg (genitive Lūciferī); second declension

  1. morning star, daystar, planet Venus
  2. (biblical) Lucifer
  3. Lucifer, the fabled son of Aurora and Cephalus, and father of Ceyx
  4. (poetic) day

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (nominative singular in -er), singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Lūcifer
Genitive Lūciferī
Dative Lūciferō
Accusative Lūciferum
Ablative Lūciferō
Vocative Lūcifer

DescendantsEdit

  • Aromanian: lutseafir
  • Catalan: Llucifer
  • French: Lucifer
  • English: luciferous, Lucifer

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Lucifer in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Lucifer in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Lucifer in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Lucifer in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • Lucifer in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Lucifer in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Lūcifer.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈliu̯sifər/
  • Hyphenation: Lu‧ci‧fer

Proper nounEdit

Lucifer

  1. Satan; the Devil; the supreme Christian figure of evil.
  2. The planet Venus as the daystar.

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin Lūcifer. See also the inherited doublet from the same source, luceafăr.

Proper nounEdit

Lucifer m (genitive and dative lui Lucifer)

  1. Lucifer

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin Lūcifer.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lǔt͡sifer/
  • Hyphenation: Lu‧ci‧fer

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Lùcifer m (Cyrillic spelling Лу̀цифер)

  1. Lucifer

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Lucifer” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin Lūcifer. See also the doublet lucífero.

Proper nounEdit

Lucifer

  1. Lucifer