nigella

See also: Nigella

EnglishEdit

 
Nigella

EtymologyEdit

From Scientific Latin, from Late Latin nigella. Doublet of nielle.

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NounEdit

nigella (countable and uncountable, plural nigellas)

  1. Any plant of the genus Nigella of about twelve species of annual flowering plants, the blooms of which are generally blue in colour but also found in shades of pink, white and pale purple.
  2. The seeds of the plant Nigella sativa, used as a culinary spice.

SynonymsEdit

 
Nigella seed

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Scientific Latin, from Late Latin nigella, from the feminine of Latin nigellus. Cf. also niello.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /niˈd͡ʒɛl.la/
  • Rhymes: -ɛlla
  • Hyphenation: ni‧gèl‧la

NounEdit

nigella f (plural nigelle)

  1. nigella

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Substantivization of the feminine of nigellus (blackish). Attested ca. 400 CE.[1]

NounEdit

nigella f (genitive nigellae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin) Nigella sativa (plant)
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Walther von Wartburg (1928–2002), “nĭgĕlla”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 7: N–Pas, page 128

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

nigella

  1. inflection of nigellus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

AdjectiveEdit

nigellā

  1. ablative feminine singular of nigellus