hordeum

See also: Hordeum

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰr̥sdeyom (bristly) after the long prickly awns of the ear of grain. Cognate to Old High German gersta (barley), German Gerste (barley), English gorse. Related to Latin horreo (to bristle), hirsutus (hairy), and ericius (urchin)

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NounEdit

hordeum n (genitive hordeī); second declension

  1. barley

Usage notesEdit

Classical writers used plural forms, but critics such as Bavius claimed that it should only be used in the singular.

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative hordeum hordea
Genitive hordeī hordeōrum
Dative hordeō hordeīs
Accusative hordeum hordea
Ablative hordeō hordeīs
Vocative hordeum hordea

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