The Alternative Latin Dictionary: crux

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crux {{wikipedia}} etymology From the Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker-.Pokorny 611 Possible cognate with Latin circus and curvus. pronunciation
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  • (Ecclesiastical) /ˈkruks/
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  1. wooden frame on which criminal were crucified, especially a cross
  2. (derogatory) gallows bird; one who deserve to be hanged
  3. (figuratively) torture; misery
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  • cruciābilis
  • cruciābiliter
  • cruciābilitās
  • cruciābundus
  • cruciāmen
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  • cruciāmentum
  • cruciātiō
  • cruciātor
  • cruciātōrius
  • cruciātus
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  • Albanian: kryq
  • Aromanian: crutsi, crutse
  • Asturian: cruz
  • Catalan: creu
  • Czech: kříž
  • Dalmatian: crauc
  • English: crux, cross
  • Friulian: crôs
  • Galician: cruz
  • German: Kreuz
  • Italian: croce
  • Norman: crouaix
  • Occitan: crotz
  • Old French: crois
    • Middle French: croix
      • French: croix
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  • Old Norse: kross
  • Old Portuguese: cruz
    • Portuguese: cruz
  • Romanian: cruce
  • Romansch: crusch, crousch
  • Sardinian: cruche, crugi, cruxi, gruche, grughe, gruxi
  • Serbo-Croatian: krȋž / scCyrl
  • Slovak: kríž
  • Spanish: cruz
  • Venetian: cróxe
  • Walloon: croes
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