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EtymologyEdit

From an apparent Proto-Indo-European *pr̥so-, which is most likely a borrowing from a non-Indo-European, Mediterranean substrate language. Cognate with Ancient Greek πράσον (práson) and Albanian presh.

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NounEdit

porrum n (genitive porrī); second declension

  1. leek
  2. chives

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative porrum porrī
porra
Genitive porrī porrōrum
Dative porrō porrīs
Accusative porrum porrōs
Ablative porrō porrīs
Vocative porrum porrī

Usage notesEdit

According to multiple Roman grammatici, this word is neuter in the singular and masculine in the plural. While the masculine and neuter singulars are found with the same frequency, the neuter plural has indeed one single attestation.

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