myrtus

See also: Myrtus

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • murtus

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μύρτος (murtos, myrtle), from a Semitic root M-R-R meaning bitter. Compare Arabic مُرّ (murr, bitter), Hebrew מֹר (mor, bitterness, acrimony).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

myrtus f (genitive myrtī); second declension

  1. myrtle (tree)
    • 23 BCE, Horace, Carmina, Book I:4.9-10
      Nunc decet aut uiridi nitidum caput impedire myrto / aut flore, terrae quem ferunt solutae
      Now its right to garland our gleaming heads, with green myrtle or flowers, / whatever the unfrozen earth now bears

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative myrtus myrtī
genitive myrtī myrtōrum
dative myrtō myrtīs
accusative myrtum myrtōs
ablative myrtō myrtīs
vocative myrte myrtī

Derived termsEdit

  • myrtāceus
  • myrtātus
  • myrtētum
  • myrteus
  • myrtidanum

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Last modified on 17 December 2013, at 18:10