See also: Humus and húmus

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowing from Latin humus.

PronunciationEdit

 
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NounEdit

humus ‎(usually uncountable, plural humuses)

  1. A large group of natural organic compounds, found in the soil, formed from the chemical and biological decomposition of plant and animal residues and from the synthetic activity of microorganisms
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from Turkish humus or Arabic حُمُّص(ḥummuṣ).

NounEdit

humus ‎(uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of hummus

FinnishEdit

(index hu)

 
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EtymologyEdit

< Latin humus

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhumus/
  • Hyphenation: hu‧mus

NounEdit

humus

  1. humus

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of humus (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative humus humukset
genitive humuksen humusten
humuksien
partitive humusta humuksia
illative humukseen humuksiin
singular plural
nominative humus humukset
accusative nom. humus humukset
gen. humuksen
genitive humuksen humusten
humuksien
partitive humusta humuksia
inessive humuksessa humuksissa
elative humuksesta humuksista
illative humukseen humuksiin
adessive humuksella humuksilla
ablative humukselta humuksilta
allative humukselle humuksille
essive humuksena humuksina
translative humukseksi humuksiksi
instructive humuksin
abessive humuksetta humuksitta
comitative humuksineen

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *homos, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm. Cognates include Sanskrit क्ष(kṣa) and Ancient Greek χθών(khthṓn). Related to homō(human being, man).[1]

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NounEdit

humus f ‎(genitive humī); second declension

  1. ground
  2. earth, soil

InflectionEdit

Second declension, with locative.

Case Singular Plural
nominative humus humī
genitive humī humōrum
dative humō humīs
accusative humum humōs
ablative humō
humu
humīs
vocative hume humī
locative humī

humus is one of a handful of common nouns that take the locative case (humī); other such nouns include domus and rūs. Also, irregular ablative singular humu once used by Varro.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “humus”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 292

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin humus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

humus m inan

  1. humus

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin humus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /xǔːmus/
  • Hyphenation: hu‧mus

NounEdit

húmus m ‎(Cyrillic spelling ху́мус)

  1. humus

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SpanishEdit

NounEdit

humus m ‎(plural humus)

  1. hummus