From Proto-Italic *frūks, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruHg- (fruit).



frūx f (genitive frūgis); third declension

  1. produce, crop, fruit
  2. (in the plural) supplies
  3. (figuratively) fruit, result


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative frūx frūgēs
Genitive frūgis frūgum
Dative frūgī frūgibus
Accusative frūgem frūgēs
Ablative frūge frūgibus
Vocative frūx frūgēs

Derived termsEdit


  • Spanish: frugívoro, frugivorismo.
  • Galician: fruxe


  • frux in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • frux in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • frux in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the earth brings forth fruit, crops: terra effert (more rarely fert, but not profert) fruges
    • the earth brings forth fruit abundantly: terra fundit fruges
    • to recover one's reason, be reasonable again: ad bonam frugem se recipere
    • (ambiguous) to be economical: diligentem, frugi esse
    • (ambiguous) a good, useful slave: frugi (opp. nequam) servus