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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin carnifex (butcher)

NounEdit

carnifex (plural carnifexes)

  1. (rare, literary) an executioner
  2. (rare, literary) a butcher

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From carni(s) (flesh) +‎ -fex (suffix representing a maker or producer).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

carnifex m (genitive carnificis); third declension

  1. butcher, knacker (one who slaughters and renders worn-out livestock)[1]
  2. executioner, hangman
  3. tormenter, murderer
  4. scoundrel, villain

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative carnifex carnificēs
genitive carnificis carnificum
dative carnificī carnificibus
accusative carnificem carnificēs
ablative carnifice carnificibus
vocative carnifex carnificēs

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • carnifex in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • carnifex in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “carnifex”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • carnifex” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • carnifex in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  1. ^ Latin-English Dictionary, Genealogy.ro