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From a Proto-Indo-European root suggested by Pokorny and common to Ancient Greek ἐρωδιός (erōdiós, heron) and Serbo-Croatian roda (stork)[1].


ardea (a heron)


ardea f (genitive ardeae); first declension

  1. heron


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ardea ardeae
genitive ardeae ardeārum
dative ardeae ardeīs
accusative ardeam ardeās
ablative ardeā ardeīs
vocative ardea ardeae

Derived termsEdit


  • ardea in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ardea in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ardea in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • ardea in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ardea in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • ardea in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976) The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press
  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959), “arōd-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, pages 68-69