linum

See also: Linum

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *līno-. Cognate with Lithuanian linas, Greek λίνον ‎(línon), Russian лён ‎(ljon), Serbo-Croatian lan, Albanian li, Old English līne ‎(line, rope, cord). More at line.

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NounEdit

līnum n ‎(genitive līnī); second declension

  1. flax
  2. linen cloth; garment made of linen
  3. rope, line, string, thread, cord, cable
  4. net for hunting or fishing
  5. wick of a lamp
  6. sail

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative līnum līna
genitive līnī līnōrum
dative līnō līnīs
accusative līnum līna
ablative līnō līnīs
vocative līnum līna

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ReferencesEdit

  • linum” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • linum” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to open a letter: epistulam solvere, aperire, resignare (of Romans also linum incīdere)

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NounEdit

linum ‎(plural linums)

  1. flax

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