cucurbita

See also: Cucurbita

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cucurbita. Doublet of zucca and cocuzza.

NounEdit

cucurbita f (plural cucurbite)

  1. gourd

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly related to cucumis (cucumber), or to corbis (basket), corbīta (freight vessel). Maybe from Sanskrit चिर्भट m (cirbhaṭa, long melon, Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. conomon syn. Cucumis melo var. utilissimus), चर्भट m (carbhaṭa, idem), चिर्भटी f (cirbhaṭī, idem), but the mediation is unknown.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cucurbita f (genitive cucurbitae); first declension

  1. gourd, cucurbit, including watermelon
  2. dolt

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cucurbita cucurbitae
Genitive cucurbitae cucurbitārum
Dative cucurbitae cucurbitīs
Accusative cucurbitam cucurbitās
Ablative cucurbitā cucurbitīs
Vocative cucurbita cucurbitae

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ReferencesEdit

  • cucurbita in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • cucurbita in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • cucurbita in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • cucurbita in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Genaust, Helmut, “Cucúrbita”, in Etymologisches Wörterbuch der botanischen Pflanzennamen (in German), 3rd edition, Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag, 1996, →ISBN, pages 188b–189a