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Ficus elastica

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin fīcus (fig).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ficus (plural ficuses)

  1. (botany) A plant belonging to the genus Ficus, including the rubber plant.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin fīcus (fig).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

ficus m (plural ficussen, diminutive ficusje n)

  1. any plant belonging to the genus Ficus

LatinEdit

 
fīcī (figs)

EtymologyEdit

Potentially related to Ancient Greek σῦκον (sûkon) and Old Armenian թուզ (tʿuz) via a Mediterranean substrate form *θuiko- or the like. Possibly Semitic: see Phoenician 𐤐𐤀𐤂(pʾg, half-ripe fig).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fīcus m or f (variously declined, genitive fīcī or fīcūs); second declension, fourth declension

  1. fig tree
  2. fig (fruit)
  3. hemorrhoids

DeclensionEdit

Even among Classical grammarians, the gender (masculine or feminine) and declension (second or fourth) were debated. Second-declension noun or fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fīcus fīcī
fīcūs
Genitive fīcī
fīcūs
fīcōrum
fīcuum
Dative fīcō
fīcuī
fīcīs
fīcibus
Accusative fīcum fīcōs
fīcūs
Ablative fīcō
fīcū
fīcīs
fīcibus
Vocative fīce
fīcus
fīcī
fīcūs

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DescendantsEdit

  • Eastern Romance
    • Aromanian: hic, hicu
  • Gallo-Italic
  • Italo-Dalmatian
  • Old French: fie
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Sardinian: ficu, figu
  • Venetian: figo
  • West Iberian
    • Navarro-Aragonese: [Term?]
    • Old Leonese: [Term?]
    • Old Portuguese: figo
    • Old Spanish: figo
  • Albanian: fik
  • Basque: piku
  • English: ficus
  • Vulgar Latin: *fīca
    • Eastern Romance
    • Gallo-Italic
    • Italo-Dalmatian
    • Old Occitan: figa
      • Catalan: figa
      • Occitan: figa
      • Old French: figue (see there for further descendants)
    • Venetian: figa
    • West Iberian
      • Navarro-Aragonese: [Term?]
    • Old Dutch: fīga
    • Old English: fīc (see there for further descendants)
    • Old Norse: fíkja
    • Old Saxon: [Term?]

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