- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfeɪ.ʃi.iːz/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfeɪ.ʃiˌiz/, /ˈfeɪ.ʃiz/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃiiːz, -eɪʃiːz
- General appearance.
- 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 6:
- The Chilean Amphijubula Schust. (Schuster, 1970a) which has the facies of a small Frullania and agrees with Frullania in leaf insertion and branching, has a nontiered seta with 16 epidermal cell rows surrounding 4 inner rows.
- (medicine) Facial features, like an expression or complexion, typical for patients having certain diseases or conditions.
- (geology) A body of rock with specified characteristics reflecting its formation, composition, age, and fossil content.
- “facies”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
- “facies”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
From Proto-Italic *fakjēs, which is of disputed origin. It may be from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (“to do, set, put, impose, place”) (faciēs may be to faciō as speciēs is to speciō, and may literally mean "imposed form"); however, others class it with facētus, fax.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈfa.ki.eːs/, [ˈfäkieːs̠]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈfa.t͡ʃi.es/, [ˈfäːt͡ʃies]
- (in general) make, form, shape, figure, configuration
- (usually Classical Latin) (in particular) face, countenance, visage
- (figuratively, Classical Latin) external form, look, condition, appearance
- in faciem + (genitive) ― like, in the guise of
- (in particular) external appearance as opposed to reality; pretence, pretext
- (transferred sense, poetic) look, sight, aspect
- Synonym: speciēs
- beauty, loveliness
Old Genitive: faciēs
Gellius: vocabulum facies hoc modo declinatur: "haec facies, huius facies", quod nunc propter rationem grammaticam "faciei" dicitur
- Sicilian: facci
- Catalan: faç
- Insular Romance:
- Vulgar Latin: *facia (see there for further descendants)
- “facies”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- “facies”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- facies in Dizionario Latino, Olivetti
- facies in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
- facies in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette