brassica

See also: Brassica

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin brassica

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

brassica (plural brassicas)

  1. Any of many plants of the genus Brassica, including cabbage, mustard and rapes

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LatinEdit

 
brassica (a cabbage)

EtymologyEdit

Unknown origin. Suggested derivations include

  • From Proto-Celtic *bresic, *bresych (cabbage) (though this could have been a reverse borrowing); compare Welsh bresych
  • Contraction of praesecare (to cut off early), from prae- + secare, referring to its harvesting during the autumn for early winter food
  • From a Latin word meaning "to cut off the head," attested in a Plautus comedy.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈbras.si.ka/, [ˈbräs̠ːɪkä]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈbras.si.ka/, [ˈbräsːikä]
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NounEdit

brassica f (genitive brassicae); first declension

  1. especially cabbage, but including cauliflower and other varieties of Brassica oleracea
    Synonym: caulis

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative brassica brassicae
Genitive brassicae brassicārum
Dative brassicae brassicīs
Accusative brassicam brassicās
Ablative brassicā brassicīs
Vocative brassica brassicae

DescendantsEdit

  • English: brassica
  • Translingual: Brassica
  • Old Irish: praisech
  • Welsh: bresych
  • Serbo-Croatian: raštika (collard)

ReferencesEdit

  • brassica in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • brassica in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • brassica in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Dixon, Geoffrey (2007): Vegetable Brassicas and Related Crucifers
  • Henslow (1908)
  • Hegi (1919)
  • Gates (1953)