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centaurea

See also: Centaurea

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

centaurea f (plural centauree)

  1. centaury, star thistle (Centaurea)

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Accessory form of centaurēum in the Herbarium of Pseudo-Apuleius, from Ancient Greek κενταύρειον (kentaúreion, several plants related to Centaurea), from κένταυρος (kéntauros, centaur) (due to the mythological discovery of its medicinal properties by Chiron the Centaur).

NounEdit

centaurēa f (genitive centaurēae); first declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) alternative form of centaurēum

DeclensionEdit

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative centaurēa centaurēae
genitive centaurēae centaurēārum
dative centaurēae centaurēīs
accusative centaurēam centaurēās
ablative centaurēā centaurēīs
vocative centaurēa centaurēae

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • centaurēa” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.