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Etymology edit

From the Ancient Greek ἐμπειρῐκός (empeirikós), which has in the plural the sense οἱ ἐμπειρικοί (hoi empeirikoí, the Empiric school of physicians).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

empīricus m (genitive empīricī); second declension

  1. an empirical physician, an empiric (a physician whose knowledge of medicine is derived from experience, observation, and practice only, as opposed to scientific theory)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cicero to this entry?)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Aulus Cornelius Celsus to this entry?)

Declension edit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative empīricus empīricī
Genitive empīricī empīricōrum
Dative empīricō empīricīs
Accusative empīricum empīricōs
Ablative empīricō empīricīs
Vocative empīrice empīricī

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Descendants edit

  • Catalan: empíric (learned)
  • French: empirique (learned)
  • Galician: empírico
  • Italian: empirico
  • Portuguese: empírico
  • Spanish: empírico

References edit

  • empīrĭcus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • empiricus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • empīrĭcus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette, page 587/1.
  • empīricus · a” on page 606/1 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)