Origin of Crucis
Definition for crucis (2 of 2)
noun, genitive Cru·cis [kroo-sis] /ˈkru sɪs/. Astronomy.
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
Bacon would have well understood this; it is he who invented the phrase Experimentum crucis.
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).
British Dictionary definitions for crucis (1 of 2)
noun Latin genitive Crucis (ˈkruːsɪs)
British Dictionary definitions for crucis (2 of 2)
noun plural cruxes or cruces (ˈkruːsiːz)
Word Origin for crux
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.