asparagus

See also: Asparagus

EnglishEdit

 
Bundles of green and white asparagus

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Medieval Latin asparagus, sparagus, from Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος (aspáragos), variant of ἀσφάραγος (aspháragos). Displaced Old English eorþnafola.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

asparagus (plural asparagus or asparaguses or asparagusses or asparagi)

  1. Any of various perennial plants of the genus Asparagus having leaflike stems, scalelike leaves, and small flowers.
    Synonyms: sparrowgrass, sparagus, sparagrass
  2. The young shoots of Asparagus officinalis eaten as a vegetable.
  3. (color) A green colour, like that of an asparagus.
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Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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Further readingEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Also found in Medieval Latin. From Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος (aspáragos), variant of ἀσφάραγος (aspháragos).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

asparagus m (genitive asparagī); second declension

  1. asparagus; shoot, sprout-like asparagus, samphire

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative asparagus asparagī
Genitive asparagī asparagōrum
Dative asparagō asparagīs
Accusative asparagum asparagōs
Ablative asparagō asparagīs
Vocative asparage asparagī

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • asparagus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • asparagus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • asparagus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin asparagus, from Latin ἀσπάραγος. Doublet of szparag.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /as.paˈra.ɡus/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɡus
  • Syllabification: as‧pa‧ra‧gus

NounEdit

asparagus m inan or asparagus m anim

  1. asparagus
    Synonym: szparag

DeclensionEdit

or:

Related termsEdit

adjective
nouns

Further readingEdit

  • asparagus in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • asparagus in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French asparagus.

NounEdit

asparagus m (plural asparaguși)

  1. asparagus

DeclensionEdit