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Lux

Lux

,
Verb.
T.
[Cf. F.
luxer
. See
Luxate
.]
To put out of joint; to luxate.
[Obs.]

Definition 2022


Lux

Lux

See also: lux, LUX, and Lux.

German

Noun

Lux n (genitive Lux, plural Lux)

  1. lux

lux

lux

See also: Lux, LUX, and Lux.

English

Noun

lux (plural lux or luxes)

  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of illuminance or illumination; one lumen per square metre. Symbol: lx
Translations

Etymology 2

Compare French luxer. See luxate.

Verb

lux (third-person singular simple present luxes, present participle luxing, simple past and past participle luxed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To put out of joint; to luxate.

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Greek

Noun

lux n

  1. Alternative form of λουξ (loux)

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Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *louks, from the Proto-Indo-European root *lewk- (white; light; bright). Cognates include Ancient Greek λευκός (leukós), Sanskrit रोचते (rocate) and Old English lēoht (English light (noun)).

Pronunciation

Noun

lūx f (genitive lūcis); third declension

  1. light (of the sun, stars etc.)
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Genesis.1.3
      dixitque Deus fiat lux et facta est lux
      And God said: Be light made. And light was made.
  2. daylight, day, moonlight
  3. life
  4. (figuratively) public view
  5. glory, encouragement
  6. enlightenment, explanation
  7. splendour
  8. eyesight, the eyes, luminary

Inflection

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lūx lūcēs
genitive lūcis lūcum
dative lūcī lūcibus
accusative lūcem lūcēs
ablative lūce lūcibus
vocative lūx lūcēs

Related terms

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Aragonese: luz
  • Asturian: lluz
  • English: lux
  • Dalmatian: loic
  • Finnish: luksi
  • Friulian: lûs
  • Galician: luz
  • Italian: luce
  • Ligurian: luçe
  • Lombard: lüs
  • Mirandese: luç
  • Neapolitan: luce

See also

  • lūce (in the daytime)
  • prīmā lūce (at daybreak)
  • lūce carentēs (the dead)

References

  • lux in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lux in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • LUX in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), “lux”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • before daybreak: ante lucem
    • the day is already far advanced: multus dies or multa lux est
    • to see the light, come into the world: in lucem edi
    • those to whom we owe our being: ei, propter quos hanc lucem aspeximus
    • to sleep on into the morning: in lucem dormire
    • to shun publicity: publico carere, forum ac lucem fugere
    • (ambiguous) at daybreak: prima luce
    • (ambiguous) in full daylight: luce (luci)
    • (ambiguous) to enjoy the privilege of living; to be alive: vita or hac luce frui
    • (ambiguous) to shun publicity: forensi luce carere
    • (ambiguous) this is as clear as daylight: hoc est luce (sole ipso) clarius

Portuguese

Noun

lux m (plural lux or luxes)

  1. lux (the derived unit of illuminance)

Spanish

Noun

lux m (plural lux)

  1. lux

Swedish

Noun

lux c

  1. lux (singular and plural)