See also: hèrbe and herbé

French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old French erbe, herbe, from Latin herba, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreH₁- (to grow, become green).

Pronunciation edit

  • (mute h) IPA(key): /ɛʁb/
  • (file)
  • (Louisiana) IPA(key): [zæb]

Noun edit

herbe f (plural herbes)

  1. grass (the plant)
  2. (colloquial) weed; marijuana; ganja; cannabis

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Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit


  1. inflection of herb:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Lithuanian edit

Noun edit

herbe m

  1. locative singular of herbas
  2. vocative singular of herbas

Middle English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old French erbe, from Latin herba.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛrb(ə)/, /ˈɛːrb(ə)/

Noun edit

herbe (plural herbes)

  1. A herbaceous plant:
    1. A plant as an ingredient.
    2. A plant as used in alchemy, magic or medicine.
  2. Herbage (plants, especially grass)
  3. (rare) A woody plant; a tree.

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • English: herb (dialectal yerb)
  • Scots: herb, yerb

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Old French edit

Noun edit

herbe oblique singularf (oblique plural herbes, nominative singular herbe, nominative plural herbes)

  1. Alternative form of erbe