See also: Lux, LUX, and Lux.

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EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin lūx(light); from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-(white; light; bright). Cognates include Ancient Greek λευκός(leukós), Sanskrit रोचते(rocate), Middle Persian 𐭩𐭥𐭬(rōz, day) and Old English noun lēoht (English light).

NounEdit

lux ‎(plural lux or luxes)

  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of illuminance or illumination; one lumen per square metre. Symbol: lx
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Etymology 2Edit

Compare French luxer. See luxate.

VerbEdit

lux ‎(third-person singular simple present luxes, present participle luxing, simple past and past participle luxed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To put out of joint; to luxate.

See alsoEdit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


GreekEdit

NounEdit

lux n

  1. Alternative form of λουξ(loux)

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *louks, from the Proto-Indo-European root *lewk-(white; light; bright). Cognates include Ancient Greek λευκός(leukós), Sanskrit रोचते(rocate) and Old English lēoht (English light(noun)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lūx f ‎(genitive lūcis); third declension

  1. light (of the sun, stars etc.)
  2. daylight, day, moonlight
  3. life
  4. (figuratively) public view
  5. glory, encouragement
  6. enlightenment, explanation
  7. splendour
  8. eyesight, the eyes, luminary

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lūx lūcēs
genitive lūcis lūcum
dative lūcī lūcibus
accusative lūcem lūcēs
ablative lūce lūcibus
vocative lūx lūcēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • lux in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lux in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • LUX in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, s.v.lux”.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • before daybreak: ante lucem
    • the day is already far advanced: multus dies or multa lux est
    • to see the light, come into the world: in lucem edi
    • those to whom we owe our being: ei, propter quos hanc lucem aspeximus
    • to sleep on into the morning: in lucem dormire
    • to shun publicity: publico carere, forum ac lucem fugere
    • (ambiguous) at daybreak: prima luce
    • (ambiguous) in full daylight: luce (luci)
    • (ambiguous) to enjoy the privilege of living; to be alive: vita or hac luce frui
    • (ambiguous) to shun publicity: forensi luce carere
    • (ambiguous) this is as clear as daylight: hoc est luce (sole ipso) clarius

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

lux m (plural lux or luxes)

  1. lux (the derived unit of illuminance)

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

lux m ‎(plural lux)

  1. lux

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

lux c

  1. lux (singular and plural)