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Phoenix

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Yet each man kills the thing he loves from all let this be heard some does it with a bitter look some with a flattering word the coward does it with a kiss the brave man with the sword.
Oscar Wilde
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Etymology

O.E. and O.Fr. fenix, from M.L. phenix, from Gk. phoinix from Ancient Egyptian Fnkhw "Syrian people. Signifies "mythical bird," also "the date" (fruit and tree), also "Phoenician," lit. "purple-red," perhaps a foreign word, or from phoinos "blood-red." Exact relation and order of the senses in Gk. is unclear.

Proper noun

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Phoenix

  1. (botany): A botanical name at the rank of genus - the date palms
  2. (zoology): A genus of butterfly in the family Sphingidae

English

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] phoenīx < Ancient Greek φοῖνιξ (phoinix)/Φοῖνιξ (Phoinix).

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Phoenix

Plural
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Phoenix

  1. (mythology) A mythical firebird; especially the sacred one from ancient Egyptian mythology
  2. (astronomy) A spring constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble the mythical bird. It lies north of Tucana.
  3. (Greek mythology) A character in the Iliad and father of Adonis in Greek mythology or a different character in Greek mythology, brother of Europa and Cadmus
  4. The capital city of Arizona, United States.
  5. A nickname sometimes used for Japan after World War II.

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Adjective

Phoenīx m., f., n., (genitive Phoenīcis); third declension

  1. Phoenician

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender M.F. N. MM.FF. NN.
nominative Phoenīx Phoenīx Phoenīcēs Phoenīca
genitive Phoenīcis Phoenīcis Phoenīcum Phoenīcum
dative Phoenīcī Phoenīcī Phoenīcibus Phoenīcibus
accusative Phoenīcem Phoenīx Phoenīcēs Phoenīca
ablative Phoenīce Phoenīce Phoenīcibus Phoenīcibus
vocative Phoenīx Phoenīx Phoenīcēs Phoenīca

Proper noun

Phoenīx

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A companion of Achilles during the Trojan War.

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