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EtymologyEdit

Medieval Latin, compare Italian melanzana. From Byzantine Greek μελιτζάνα (melitzána), from Arabic بَاذِنْجَان (bāḏinjān), from Persian بادنجان (bâdinjân).

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NounEdit

mēlongēna f (genitive mēlongēnae); first declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) aubergine

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mēlongēna mēlongēnae
genitive mēlongēnae mēlongēnārum
dative mēlongēnae mēlongēnīs
accusative mēlongēnam mēlongēnās
ablative mēlongēnā mēlongēnīs
vocative mēlongēna mēlongēnae

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