CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈsɛksus]
  • Hyphenation: se‧xus

NounEdit

sexus m inan

  1. Alternative form of sex (rare)

DeclensionEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *seksus, from Proto-Indo-European *séksus, from *sek- (to cut), thus meaning section, division (into male and female).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sexus m (genitive sexūs); fourth declension

  1. division
  2. sex; gender

DeclensionEdit

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sexus sexūs
Genitive sexūs sexuum
Dative sexuī sexibus
Accusative sexum sexūs
Ablative sexū sexibus
Vocative sexus sexūs

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Asturian: sexu
  • Catalan: sexe
  • English: sex
  • French: sexe
  • Italian: sesso
  • Ligurian: sèsso
  • Piedmontese: sess
  • Portuguese: sexo
  • Romanian: sex
  • ? Sardinian: sessu (female genitalia) (poss. from sessus)
  • ? Sicilian: sessu (female genitalia) (poss. from sessus)
  • Spanish: sexo

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • sexus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sexus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sexus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • sexus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the male, female sex: sexus (not genus) virilis, muliebris