See also: Lotus and lótus

English edit

 
Nelumbo lutea, the American lotus
 
Nelumbo nucifera, the sacred lotus

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin lōtus, from Ancient Greek λωτός (lōtós).

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lotus (plural lotuses or loti)

  1. A kind of aquatic plant, genus Nelumbo in the family Nelumbonaceae.
  2. A water lily, genus Nymphaea, especially those of Egypt or India.
  3. A legendary plant eaten by the Lotophagi of the Odyssey that caused drowsiness and euphoria.
  4. A number of other plants bearing lotus in their scientific or common names (see Derived terms below).
    1. Diospyros lotus, date plum or Caucasian persimmon.
    2. Lotus, a terrestrial genus with small flowers that includes bird's-foot trefoils and deervetches.
    3. Ziziphus lotus, a shrub species with edible fruit.
  5. An architectural motif of ancient Egyptian temples.
  6. Short for lotus position.
    • 1979, Charlie King (lyrics and music), “Vaguely Reminiscent of the Sixties (The Story)”:
      Since the '60s ended abruptly on January 1, 1970, everyone, protestors, police and all, fell to the ground in a full lotus.

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terms derived from lotus

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Learned borrowing from Latin lotus.

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lotus m (invariable)

  1. lotus

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Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈloː.tʏs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: lo‧tus

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Latin lōtus, from Ancient Greek λωτός (lōtós).

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lotus m (plural lotussen, diminutive lotusje n)

  1. lotus, plant of the genus Nelumbo
  2. used for certain plants of the genus Nymphaea
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Etymology 2 edit

From the acronym of Landelijke Opleiding Tot Uitbeelding van Slachtoffers (literally National Training Course for the Portrayal of Victims).

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lotus m or f (plural lotussen, diminutive lotusje n)

  1. (Netherlands, medicine slang) patient actor, simulated patient, standardized participant (a lay person person trained to portray medical conditions)
    Synonym: trauma-acteur
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  • lotus” in Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal – Officiële Spelling, Nederlandse Taalunie. [the official spelling word list for the Dutch language]

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin lōtus, from Ancient Greek λωτός (lōtós).

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lotus m (plural lotus)

  1. lotus

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Etymology edit

From Dutch lotus, from Latin lōtus, from Ancient Greek λωτός (lōtós).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈlotʊs]
  • Hyphenation: lo‧tus

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lotus (first-person possessive lotusku, second-person possessive lotusmu, third-person possessive lotusnya)

  1. lotus (Nelumbo nucifera).
    Synonyms: padma, pekaja, seroja, teratai

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Etymology 1 edit

Perfect passive participle of lavō (wash). Doublet of lavātus and lautus.

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lōtus (feminine lōta, neuter lōtum); first/second-declension participle

  1. washed, bathed, having been washed
  2. elegant, luxurious
  3. fashionable, refined
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First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative lōtus lōta lōtum lōtī lōtae lōta
Genitive lōtī lōtae lōtī lōtōrum lōtārum lōtōrum
Dative lōtō lōtō lōtīs
Accusative lōtum lōtam lōtum lōtōs lōtās lōta
Ablative lōtō lōtā lōtō lōtīs
Vocative lōte lōta lōtum lōtī lōtae lōta
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Etymology 2 edit

From lavō (to wash) +‎ -tus (action noun forming suffix)

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lōtus m (genitive lōtūs); fourth declension

  1. a washing, bathing
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Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lōtus lōtūs
Genitive lōtūs lōtuum
Dative lōtuī lōtibus
Accusative lōtum lōtūs
Ablative lōtū lōtibus
Vocative lōtus lōtūs

Etymology 3 edit

 
lōtus (Egyptian water lily)

Variant form of lōtos, from Ancient Greek λωτός (lōtós).

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lōtus m (genitive lōtī); second declension

  1. The Egyptian water lily, Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea
  2. The date plum, Diospyros lotus
  3. The mythical lotus tree, possibly Ziziphus lotus
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Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lōtus lōtī
Genitive lōtī lōtōrum
Dative lōtō lōtīs
Accusative lōtum lōtōs
Ablative lōtō lōtīs
Vocative lōte lōtī
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  • Translingual: Lotus
  • Italian: loto

References edit

  • lotus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lotus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lotus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • lotus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • lotus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin lōtus.

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lotus m (plural lotuși)

  1. lotus

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