dulcamara

See also: Dulcamara

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin dūlcamāra.

NounEdit

dulcamara (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, archaic) The dried young branches of the woody nightshade, formerly used as a diuretic, diaphoretic, sedative, and narcotic remedy.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dulcamāra, equivalent to dolce + amaro.

NounEdit

dulcamara f (plural dulcamare)

  1. woody nightshade

dulcamara m (invariable)

  1. quack (charlatan doctor)

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From dūlcamārus: as a noun, a substantivisation of its feminine forms; as an adjective, regularly declined forms.

NounEdit

dūlcamāra f (genitive dūlcamārae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) Solanum dulcamara, bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, bitter nightshade, blue bindweed, Amara Dulcis, climbing nightshade, fellenwort, felonwood, poisonberry, poisonflower, scarlet berry, snakeberry, trailing bittersweet, trailing nightshade, violet bloom, woody nightshade
    • 1784, Johann Gottfried Otto, Dissertatio de usu medico dulcamarae, main title
DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative dūlcamāra dūlcamārae
Genitive dūlcamārae dūlcamārārum
Dative dūlcamārae dūlcamārīs
Accusative dūlcamāram dūlcamārās
Ablative dūlcamārā dūlcamārīs
Vocative dūlcamāra dūlcamārae
DescendantsEdit
  • English: dulcamara
  • ?Italian: dulcamara
  • ?Spanish: dulcamara

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

dūlcamāra

  1. nominative singular feminine of dūlcamārus
  2. nominative plural neuter of dūlcamārus
  3. accusative plural neuter of dūlcamārus
  4. vocative singular feminine of dūlcamārus
  5. vocative plural neuter of dūlcamārus

AdjectiveEdit

dūlcamārā

  1. ablative singular feminine of dūlcamārus

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dulcamāra

NounEdit

dulcamara f (plural dulcamaras)

  1. A vine in the nightshade family, bittersweet, Solanum dulcamara.