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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From the Latin rēx(king), referring originally to rabbits of King Albert of Belgium. Entered English around 1920.

NounEdit

rex ‎(plural rexes)

  1. An animal which has a genetic recessive variation that causes the guard hairs to be very short or fully lacking.

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FaliscanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs(ruler, king). Cognate with Latin rēx.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rēx m

  1. king

KurdishEdit

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NounEdit

rex ?

  1. side

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs(ruler, king). Cognates include Sanskrit राजन्(rājan, king) and Old Irish (king).

 
Iacobus Rēx Scōtōrum (James [V], King of the Scots)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rēx m ‎(genitive rēgis); third declension

  1. king, ruler
    • 405, Jerome and others, Vulgate, Daniel 1:1
      anno tertio regni Ioachim regis Iuda venit Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis Hierusalem et obsedit eam
      "In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it."
  2. (Late Latin, chess) king

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative rēx rēgēs
genitive rēgis rēgum
dative rēgī rēgibus
accusative rēgem rēgēs
ablative rēge rēgibus
vocative rēx rēgēs

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See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Latin · latrunculi, milites scaccorum (layout · text)
           
rex regina turris episcopus eques pedes

ReferencesEdit

  • rex in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • rex in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • REX 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.rex”.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to establish some one as king, tyrant: aliquem regem, tyrannum constituere
    • to restore a king to his throne (not in solium): regem restituere
    • (ambiguous) to belong to the king's bodyguard: a latere regis esse
  • rex in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • rex in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin