linoleum

See also: linoléum, linóleum, and Linoleum

EnglishEdit

 
linoleum floor, showing edge.

EtymologyEdit

Coined c. 1864 by inventor Frederick Walton, from Latin līnum (flax) +‎ oleum (oil). Used as a trade name but never registered as a trademark, it was the first product whose name was ruled to be genericized.

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linoleum (countable and uncountable, plural linoleums)

  1. An inexpensive waterproof covering used especially for floors, made from solidified linseed oil over a burlap or canvas backing, or from its modern replacement, polyvinyl chloride.
    Synonym: lino (colloquial)
    • 1929, M. Barnard Eldershaw, A House Is Built, Chapter VII, Section vi
      The house seemed unfamiliar in the dark stormy light; the red and purple glass of the front door made livid bruises on the linoleum; the green chenille curtain was like a veil of seaweed.

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English linoleum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lɪnɔlɛʊ̯m/
  • Hyphenation: li‧no‧leum

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linoleum n

  1. linoleum

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English linoleum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌliˈnoː.leː.ʏm/, /ˌliˈnoː.li.ʏm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: li‧no‧le‧um

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linoleum n (uncountable)

  1. linoleum

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English linoleum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /li.ˈnɔ.leu̯m/, [l̺iˈn̺ɔːl̺eu̯m]
  • Hyphenation: li‧nò‧leum

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linoleum m (invariable)

  1. linoleum

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PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

EtymologyEdit

From English linoleum.

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linoleum n

  1. linoleum

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Further readingEdit

  • linoleum in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • linoleum in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French linoléum.

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linoleum n (plural linoleumuri)

  1. linoleum

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English linoleum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /linolěum/
  • Hyphenation: li‧no‧le‧um

NounEdit

linolèum m (Cyrillic spelling линолѐум)

  1. linoleum

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SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English linoleum.

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linoleum n (genitive singular linolea, nominative plural linoleá, genitive plural linoleí, declension pattern of mesto)

  1. linoleum

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  • linoleum in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk