See also: linoléum, linóleum, and Linoleum

English edit

 
linoleum floor, showing edge.

Etymology edit

Coined by English inventor Frederick Walton c. 1864 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.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /lɪˈnəʊli.əm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /lɪˈnoʊli.əm/
  • (file)

Noun edit

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: (colloquial) lino
    • 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.

Derived terms edit

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Further reading edit

Czech edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English linoleum.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɪnolɛu̯m]
  • Hyphenation: li‧no‧leum

Noun edit

linoleum n

  1. linoleum
    Synonym: lino

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Dutch edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English linoleum.

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

linoleum n (uncountable)

  1. linoleum

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Italian edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English linoleum.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /liˈnɔ.lewm/
  • Rhymes: -ɔlewm
  • Hyphenation: li‧nò‧leum

Noun edit

linoleum m (invariable)

  1. linoleum

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Norwegian Bokmål edit

 
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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English linoleum. Doublet of linolje.

Noun edit

linoleum m (definite singular linoleumen, uncountable)

  1. linoleum

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Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English linoleum. Doublet of linolje.

Noun edit

linoleum m (definite singular linoleumen, uncountable)

  1. linoleum

Usage notes edit

  • Prior to 1959, this noun was considered gramatically neuter.

References edit

  • “linoleum” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • “linoleum”, in Norsk Ordbok: ordbok over det norske folkemålet og det nynorske skriftmålet, Oslo: Samlaget, 1950-2016

Polish edit

 
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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English linoleum.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /li.nɔˈlɛ.um/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛum
  • Syllabification: li‧no‧le‧um

Noun edit

linoleum n

  1. linoleum

Declension edit

Further reading edit

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

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French linoléum.

Noun edit

linoleum n (plural linoleumuri)

  1. linoleum

Declension edit

Serbo-Croatian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English linoleum.

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

linolèum m (Cyrillic spelling линолѐум)

  1. linoleum

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Slovak edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English linoleum.

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Noun edit

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

  1. linoleum
    Synonym: lino

Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • linoleum”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Swedish edit

 
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Noun edit

linoleum n or c

  1. linoleum

Declension edit

Declension of linoleum 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative linoleum linoleumet
Genitive linoleums linoleumets
Declension of linoleum 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative linoleum linoleumen
Genitive linoleums linoleumens

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