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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰask- (bundle, band), see also Proto-Celtic *baski (bundle, load), Ancient Greek φάκελος (phákelos, bundle), Albanian bashkë (together), Old English bæst (inner bark of the linden tree), Welsh baich (load, burden), Middle Irish basc (neckband).

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NounEdit

fascis m (genitive fascis); third declension

  1. A fagot, fascine; bundle, packet, package, parcel.
  2. A burden, load.
  3. (usually in the plural) A bundle carried by lictors before the highest magistrates, consisting of rods and an axe, with which criminals were scourged and beheaded.
  4. A high office, like the consulship.

DeclensionEdit

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fascis fascēs
Genitive fascis fascium
Dative fascī fascibus
Accusative fascem fascēs
Ablative fasce fascibus
Vocative fascis fascēs

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