See also: plága, plagá, plagă, and plåga

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin plaga (a blow, a welt, a stripe). Doublet of plague.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

plaga (plural plagae)

  1. (zoology) A stripe of colour.

Related termsEdit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “plaga” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin plāga.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

plaga f (plural plagues)

  1. plague
  2. jokester

Further readingEdit


IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

plaga (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative plagaði, supine plagað)

  1. to bother, plague

ConjugationEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin plaga (tract, region, quarter, zone). Compare piaggia.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpla.ɡa/
  • Rhymes: -aɡa
  • Hyphenation: plà‧ga

NounEdit

plaga f (plural plaghe)

  1. region, district
  2. (obsolete) beach

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Related to plangō (to strike), from *pleh₂k-, *pleh₂g-. Cognate with Ancient Greek πληγή (plēgḗ, wound) and Albanian plojë (slaughter; bloodletting).

NounEdit

plāga f (genitive plāgae); first declension

  1. plague, misfortune
  2. stroke, blow, cut, strike
  3. wound, gash, injury
DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative plāga plāgae
Genitive plāgae plāgārum
Dative plāgae plāgīs
Accusative plāgam plāgās
Ablative plāgā plāgīs
Vocative plāga plāgae
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂- (flat, broad, plain). Cognate with Ancient Greek πλάγος (plágos, side, flank), Old High German flah (flat, smooth), Middle Low German vlake (hurdle, small grid), Old Norse flaki (plank, canopy, shed). More at flake.

NounEdit

plaga f (genitive plagae); first declension

  1. tract, region, quarter, zone
    • (Can we date this quote?) Attributed to Ennius by Cicero in De divinatione, Book II, Chapter XIII
      Quod est ante pedes nemo spectat, caeli scrutantur plagas.
      What is before the feet, noone regards; the skies are searched in the regions.
DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative plaga plagae
Genitive plagae plagārum
Dative plagae plagīs
Accusative plagam plagās
Ablative plagā plagīs
Vocative plaga plagae
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *plek- (weave). Cognate with Ancient Greek πλέκω (plékō, braid)

NounEdit

plaga f (genitive plagae); first declension

  1. hunting net, web, trap
  2. bedcurtain, curtain
DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative plaga plagae
Genitive plagae plagārum
Dative plagae plagīs
Accusative plagam plagās
Ablative plagā plagīs
Vocative plaga plagae
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

(of verb)

NounEdit

plaga m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of plage

VerbEdit

plaga

  1. inflection of plage:
    1. simple past
    2. past participle

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

plaga f

  1. definite singular of plage

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin plāga.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpla.ɡa/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɡa
  • Syllabification: pla‧ga

NounEdit

plaga f

  1. plague
  2. nuisance

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • plaga in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • plaga in Polish dictionaries at PWN

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin plāga. Compare the inherited llaga.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈplaɡa/, [ˈpla.ɣ̞a]

NounEdit

plaga f (plural plagas)

  1. plague
    Synonym: peste
  2. nuisance

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

plaga

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of plagar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of plagar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of plagar.

Further readingEdit