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vomica as in nux vomica

It looks like there ought to be a Latin adjective from which

is derived. But I can only find an unrelated Latin noun. Any ideas? SemperBlotto 08:20, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Adjective is vomic -us(male) -a(female) -um(neuter) nux is a nominative female name so :" nux vomica " —This comment was unsigned.

mind, comment, mentor, remark, memory, commerce, Mercury

This words seem is cognates, but wrote that have different ethymology.

Please, explain ethymology this words. Incognitos 19:54, 13 November 2010 (UTC)


According to Wikipedia its etymology is: "The term is from the Middle English suppena and the Latin phrase sub poena meaning "under penalty"." Can someone add this to the Wiktionary entry? I would do it myself but I'm not sure about the formatting. Thanks. ---> Tooironic 02:26, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

I've added an etymology, but omitted the separate spelling suppena since Wiktionary might regard this as an obsolete separate word used in 1517. The current spelling dates from 1623. The earliest form is sub pena from the mid-1400s. Please adjust the entry as you think appropriate. Dbfirs 19:46, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Possible relationship with χάρις

Is this word etimologically related with χάρις? --Daniel. 18:25, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

No, it's from Latin caritas, which is a derivative of carus "dear". It's distantly etymologically related to whore (of all things), but the similarity to χάρις (from which charisma is derived) is coincidental. —Angr 12:05, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

no rest for the wicked

Have I properly formatted the Etymology here? ---> Tooironic 22:01, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

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