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EtymologyEdit

From Latin calx (lime).

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NounEdit

calx (plural calxes or calces)

  1. (archaic) The substance which remains after a metal or mineral has been thoroughly burnt, seen as being the essential substance left after the expulsion of phlogiston.
  2. (Now recognised as being) the oxide left after calcination of a metal.
  3. calcium oxide
  4. In the Eton College wall game, an area at the end of the field where a shy can be scored by lifting the ball against the wall with one's foot.

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Etymology 1Edit

Possibly from Ancient Greek χάλιξ (khálix, pebble).

NounEdit

calx f (genitive calcis); third declension

  1. limestone
  2. chalk
  3. the finish line
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative calx calcēs
Genitive calcis calcium
Dative calcī calcibus
Accusative calcem calcēs
calcīs
Ablative calce calcibus
Vocative calx calcēs
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Etymology 2Edit

Of uncertain origin, with possibilities including:

NounEdit

calx f (genitive calcis); third declension

  1. (anatomy) heel (of the foot)
    Synonym: tālus
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative calx calcēs
Genitive calcis calcium
Dative calcī calcibus
Accusative calcem calcēs
calcīs
Ablative calce calcibus
Vocative calx calcēs

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