See also: Ostrum

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ὄστρεον (óstreon, oyster).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ostrum n (genitive ostrī); second declension

  1. the blood of the sea snail
  2. the color purple

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ostrum ostra
Genitive ostrī ostrōrum
Dative ostrō ostrīs
Accusative ostrum ostra
Ablative ostrō ostrīs
Vocative ostrum ostra

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Italian: ostro

ReferencesEdit

  • ostrum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • ostrum in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • ostrum in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934