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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] calx ‘lime’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /kælks/

Noun

Singular
calx

Plural
es

calx (es)
  1. (archaic) The substance which remains after a metal or mineral has been thoroughly burnt, seen as being the essential substance left after the expulsion of phlogiston.
  2. (Now recognised as being) the oxide left after calcination of a metal.
  3. calcium oxide

Latin

Pronunciation

IPA IPA: /kalks/
X-SAMPA

Etymology 1

Ancient Greek χάλιξ pebble

Noun

calx, calcis f

  1. limestone
  2. chalk
  3. the finish line
Derived terms
Declension

Third declension; I-stem, base of 2 consonants (3:B2C).

Case \ # F. FF.
Nominative calx calcēs
Genitive calcis calcium
Dative calcī calcibus
Accusative calcem calcēs
Ablative calce calcibus

Etymology 2

Possibly from an extension of the Proto-Indo-European root *(s)kel- "to bend", whence also Greek σκέλος leg.

Noun

calx, calcis f

  1. heel, part of the foot on the backside where it becomes the leg
Derived terms
Declension

Same as for Etymology 1.

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