coriandrum

See also: Coriandrum

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κορίανδρον (koríandron), of uncertain origin. Sometimes said to be related to κόρις (koris), bedbug from the smell of the unripe fruit.[1]

Compare Ancient Greek κορίαννον (koríannon), κορίαμβλον (koríamblon), Mycenaean Greek 𐀒𐀪𐁀𐀅𐀙 (ko-ri-ha-da-na), 𐀒𐀪𐀊𐀅𐀙 (ko-ri-ja-da-na), 𐀒𐀪𐀊𐀈𐀜 (ko-ri-ja-do-no), 𐀒𐀪𐀍𐀅𐀙 (ko-ri-jo-da-na), and Akkadian 𒌑𒄷𒌷𒌝 (ḫurium; huri'ānu).

Beekes supposes that cluster -dn- implies a Pre-Greek word, and hypothesizes that *koriaⁿdro- may have dissimilated to *koriaⁿdno-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coriandrum n (genitive coriandrī); second declension

  1. coriander

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative coriandrum coriandra
Genitive coriandrī coriandrōrum
Dative coriandrō coriandrīs
Accusative coriandrum coriandra
Ablative coriandrō coriandrīs
Vocative coriandrum coriandra

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: coriandre, celiandre
  • Italian: coriandolo

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