sexus

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown, of uncertain origin; compare secō ‎(cut), via supine sectum, with a similar consonant mutation from /kt/ to /ks/ written x, as in vehō, vēxō and flectō, flexum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sexus m ‎(genitive sexūs); fourth declension

  1. division
  2. sex; gender

InflectionEdit

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sexus sexūs
genitive sexūs sexuum
dative sexuī sexibus
accusative sexum sexūs
ablative sexū sexibus
vocative sexus sexūs

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • sexus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • sexus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the male, female sex: sexus (not genus) virilis, muliebris
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