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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱolh₂mos. Cognate with Ancient Greek κάλαμος (kálamos) and Proto-Germanic *halmaz, whence English haulm.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

culmus m (genitive culmī); second declension

  1. stalk, stem (of grass etc.)
  2. hay
  3. straw
  4. thatch

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative culmus culmī
Genitive culmī culmōrum
Dative culmō culmīs
Accusative culmum culmōs
Ablative culmō culmīs
Vocative culme culmī

DescendantsEdit

  • Galician: colmo
  • Portuguese: colmo
  • Spanish: cuelmo
  • English: culm
  • Italian: culmo
  • Spanish: culmo

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