- genitive of Crux.
Origin of Crucis
Origin of Crux
Examples from the Web for crucis
The brightest of these, α Crucis, is of the first magnitude.Astronomy of To-day
Cecil G. Dolmage
The town of Crucis is a place very similar to Gorgona, but not so large.History of the State of California
John T. Frost
Cernitur in ea qudarn Dominic crucis portio, (sicut spe multorum miraculorum argumento probatum est).
Bacon would have well understood this; it is he who invented the phrase Experimentum crucis.
- the more formal name for the Southern Cross
- a vital or decisive stage, point, etc (often in the phrase the crux of the matter)
- a baffling problem or difficulty
- mountaineering the most difficult and often decisive part of a climb or pitch
- a rare word for cross
Word Origin and History for crucis
1814, "cross," from Latin crux "cross" (see cross (n.)). Figurative use for "a central difficulty," is older, from 1718; perhaps from Latin crux interpretum "a point in a text that is impossible to interpret," in which the literal sense is something like "crossroads of interpreters." Extended sense of "central point" is from 1888.
- A cross or a crosslike structure.