calcareus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

calx (chalk) +‎ -āreus

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

calcāreus (feminine calcārea, neuter calcāreum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. (New Latin) chalky (as a botanical epithet)

Usage notesEdit

  • Used almost exclusively as a taxonomic epithet and thus not normally inflected except in the nominative singular.
  • The Classical Latin form with the same meaning is calcārius. The form ending in -eus is a misspelling that has become established as a taxonomic epithet.

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative calcāreus calcārea calcāreum calcāreī calcāreae calcārea
Genitive calcāreī calcāreae calcāreī calcāreōrum calcāreārum calcāreōrum
Dative calcāreō calcāreō calcāreīs
Accusative calcāreum calcāream calcāreum calcāreōs calcāreās calcārea
Ablative calcāreō calcāreā calcāreō calcāreīs
Vocative calcāree calcārea calcāreum calcāreī calcāreae calcārea