See also: Pyxis

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pyxis (small box). Doublet of piseog.

NounEdit

pyxis (plural pyxides)

  1. A small box
  2. (botany) A capsule in which the lid separates from the top of the fruit to release the seeds; a pyxidium
  3. A nautical compass
  4. (Christianity) The box in which ashes are stored for Ash Wednesday
  5. (anatomy) acetabulum

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pyxis, from Ancient Greek πυξίς (puxís).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpiksɪs/
  • Hyphenation: py‧xis

NounEdit

pyxis f (plural [please provide])

  1. (Roman Catholicism) A small box for storing consecrated hosts, e.g. in a tabernacle or for travel when tending to the sick.

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek πυξίς (puxís).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pyxis f (genitive pyxidis); third declension

  1. A small box, for holding medicines or toiletries.

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pyxis pyxidēs
Genitive pyxidis pyxidum
Dative pyxidī pyxidibus
Accusative pyxidem pyxidēs
Ablative pyxide pyxidibus
Vocative pyxis pyxidēs

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: pixis, píxide
  • English: pyxis, pyx

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • pyxis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pyxis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pyxis in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • pyxis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • pyxis in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • pyxis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pyxis in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin