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ovum

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Borrowing from Latin ōvum (egg).

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ovum (plural ova)

  1. (cytology) The female gamete in animals; the egg cell.

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LatinEdit

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ōva gallīnārum (hens' eggs).

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *ōwom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm (egg), likely a derivative of *h₂éwis (bird) (whence also Latin avis (bird)). Cognates include Ancient Greek ᾠόν (ōión), Old Church Slavonic аицє (aice), Persian خایه (ḵẖāya), Old Norse egg (Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, English egg) and Old English ǣġ (obsolete English ey).

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ōvum n (genitive ōvī); second declension

  1. egg

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Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ōvum ōva
genitive ōvī ōvōrum
dative ōvō ōvīs
accusative ōvum ōva
ablative ōvō ōvīs
vocative ōvum ōva

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MalayEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English ovum, from Latin ōvum, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm, likely a derivative of *h₂éwis.

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ovum (Jawi spelling اوۏوم, plural ovum-ovum)

  1. (cytology) ovum (gamete)