See also: Oryx

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oryxes (Oryx leucoryx)

EtymologyEdit

From Latin, from Ancient Greek ὄρυξ (órux, a pickax; an oryx (the antelope)).

NounEdit

oryx (plural oryxes or oryx or (rare) oryges)

  1. Any of several antelopes, of the genus Oryx, native to Africa, which have long, straight horns

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ὄρυξ (órux), the antelope probably being named after the sharp iron digging tools with the same name, because of the shape of its horns.

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Oryges (Oryx leucoryx)

oryx m (genitive orygis); third declension

  1. antelope, gazelle
  2. wild goat
  3. wild bull or ox

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative oryx orygēs
Genitive orygis orygum
Dative orygī orygibus
Accusative orygem orygēs
Ablative oryge orygibus
Vocative oryx orygēs

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