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EtymologyEdit

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *kars- (to scratch, scrape, rub, card). See also Sanskrit कषति (kaṣati, scratches, rubs), Middle Low German harsch (hairy), Russian короста (korosta, to itch), Old Church Slavonic краста (krasta), Lithuanian karsiu (to comb).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

carduus m (genitive carduī); second declension

  1. a wild thistle
  2. the artichoke

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative carduus carduī
Genitive carduī carduōrum
Dative carduō carduīs
Accusative carduum carduōs
Ablative carduō carduīs
Vocative cardue carduī

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ReferencesEdit

  • carduus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers