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nux

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If one considered life as a simple loan, one would perhaps be less exacting. We possess actually nothing; everything goes through us.
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Latin

Noun

nux (genitive nucis); f, third declension

  1. A nut
  2. A nut-tree
    Inter primas germinant ulmus, salix, nuces.
  3. A fruit with a hard shell or rind
    Nux amara.
    A bitter almond.
    Castaneae nuces.
    Chestnuts.
    Nux pinea.
    The fruit of the tithymalus.
  4. (figuratively) a thing of no value
    Non ego tuam empsim vitam vitiosā nuce.
    I should not have bought your life with a vicious worthless thing.
  5. (poetic) an almond-tree

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Usage notes

  • At weddings it was customary to strew nuts on the floor.
  • Nutshells were used in colouring the hair.
    Viridi cortice tincta nucis.
    With a fresh colored nut rind.
  • Nuts were strewn at the festival of Ceres.
  • Children played with nuts, which is why nuces relinquere means to "give up childish sports", "to betake one's self to the serious business of life" and "to throw away our rattles".

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