cimex

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From the genus name Cimex, from Latin cīmex ‎(bug).

NounEdit

cimex ‎(plural cimices)

  1. Any member of the genus Cimex, especially the bedbug.
    • 1855, Henry G Dalton, The history of British Guiana
      Some of these cimices are extremely pretty, but if handled emit their disagreeable perfume. I have met with about a dozen species of these bugs.
    • 1967, Merritt E Lawlis, Elizabethan prose fiction
      There was a poor fellow during my remainder there that, for a new trick he had invented of killing cimices and scorpions, had his mountebank banner hung up...

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown origin.

NounEdit

cīmex m ‎(genitive cīmicis); third declension

  1. bug
  2. bedbug

DeclensionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cīmex cīmicēs
genitive cīmicis cīmicum
dative cīmicī cīmicibus
accusative cīmicem cīmicēs
ablative cīmice cīmicibus
vocative cīmex cīmicēs

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