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LatinEdit

 
crocum (saffron threads)

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κρόκος (krókos, crocus).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

crocum n (genitive crocī); second declension

  1. saffron, crocus

Usage notesEdit

Most often, the masculine crocus was used to refer to the plant, while the neuter crocum was used for saffron gathered from the plant. However, this distinction is not universally observed, and the word crocum may refer either to the crocus plant or to saffron taken from the plant.

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative crocum croca
Genitive crocī crocōrum
Dative crocō crocīs
Accusative crocum croca
Ablative crocō crocīs
Vocative crocum croca

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