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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *bhasko(bundle, band), see also Proto-Celtic *baski(bundle, load), Ancient Greek φάκελος(phákelos, bundle), 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. (chiefly 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.

InflectionEdit

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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