humus

See also: Humus and húmus

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowing from Latin humus.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

humus (uncountable)

  1. A large group of natural organic compounds, found in the soil, formed from the chemical and biological decomposition of plant and animal residues and from the synthetic activity of microorganisms
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from Turkish humus or Arabic حُمُّصٌ (ḥummuṣ).

NounEdit

humus (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of hummus.

FinnishEdit

(index hu)

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EtymologyEdit

< Latin humus

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: hu‧mus
  • IPA(key): /ˈʍumus/

NounEdit

humus

  1. humus

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LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm. Cognates include Sanskrit क्ष (kṣa) and Ancient Greek χθών (khthōn). Related to homō (human being, man).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

humus f (genitive humī); second declension

  1. ground
  2. earth, soil

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative humus humī
genitive humī humōrum
dative humō humīs
accusative humum humōs
ablative humō humīs
vocative hume humī

Usage notesEdit

humus is one of a handful of common nouns that take the locative case (humī (singular) and humīs (plural)); other such nouns include domus, rūs, and focus.

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin humus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

humus m

  1. humus

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SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • humusowy

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin humus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /xǔːmus/
  • Hyphenation: hu‧mus

NounEdit

húmus m (Cyrillic spelling ху́мус)

  1. humus

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