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platan

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin platanus; later reborrowed from Middle French platane.

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NounEdit

platan (plural platans)

  1. (now rare, literary) A planetree.
    • 1633, John Donne, "The Autumnall":
      Xerxes strange Lydian love, the Platane tree, / Was lov'd for age, none being so large as shee [...].
    • Alfred, Lord Tennyson
      A double hill ran up his furrowy forks / Beyond the thick-leaved platans of the vale.

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from German Platane from Latin platanus from Ancient Greek πλάτανος (plátanos).[1]

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NounEdit

platan m

  1. plane tree, any tree of genus Platanus

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ platan in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2007

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AdjectiveEdit

platan

  1. accusative singular of plata

PolishEdit

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:

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NounEdit

platan m

  1. plane tree, any tree of genus Platanus

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Greek πλάτανος (plátanos), partially through the French intermediate platane.

NounEdit

platan m (plural platani)

  1. plane tree

See alsoEdit