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  • n. (legal terminology) the Latin word for wife


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  • 8. See Drijvers 1992, 17–18 on the legality of the marriage and use of the term uxor.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • I would just like to note for the record that I got "uxor" correct before I saw the definition . . .

    Define that term #3

  • The use of the word "uxor" is no certain proof that he was alive at the time.

    Shakespeare's Family

  • The same passion made her break out in the comedy, [5475] Nae illae fortunatae, sunt quae cum illo cubant, happy are his bedfellows; and as she said of Cyprus, [5476] Beata quae illi uxor futura esset, blessed is that woman that shall be his wife, nay, thrice happy she that shall enjoy him but a night.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [6195] Toxica Zelotypo dedit uxor moecha marito, she is exasperated, seeks by all means to vindicate herself, and will therefore offend, because she is unjustly suspected.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Si id studes ut uxor, amici, liberi perpetuo vivant, stultus es.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The husband rules her as head, but she again commands his heart, he is her servant, she is only joy and content: no happiness is like unto it, no love so great as this of man and wife, no such comfort as [4723] placens uxor, a sweet wife: [4724] Omnis amor magnus, sed aperto in conjuge major.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Quum accepisset uxorem peperisse secundo a nuptiis mense, cunas quinas vel senas coemit, ut si forte uxor singulis bimensibus pareret.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Argetocoxi Caledoni Reguli uxor, Juliae Augustae cum ipsam morderet quod inhoneste versaretur, respondet, nos cum optimis viris consuetudinem habemus; vos Romanas autem occulte passim homines constuprant.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • A woman and death are two the bitterest things in the world: uxor mihi ducenda est hodie, id mihi visus est dicere, abi domum et suspende te.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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  • Latin for "wife." Gothic Latin usage, "queen/consort."

    October 9, 2007

  • Caesar's "wife".

    October 9, 2007