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EnglishEdit

 
Instars of Silkmoths

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bombyx, from Ancient Greek βόμβυξ (bómbux).

NounEdit

bombyx (plural bombyxes)

  1. Any member of the genus Bombyx of true silkmoths, whose caterpillars often feed on mulberries.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek βόμβυξ (bómbux); see Middle Persian pmbk' for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bombyx f (genitive bombycis); third declension

  1. silkworm

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative bombyx bombycēs
genitive bombycis bombycum
dative bombycī bombycibus
accusative bombycem bombycēs
ablative bombyce bombycibus
vocative bombyx bombycēs

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • bombyx in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • bombyx in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • bombyx” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • bombyx in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers