propolis

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin propolis, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek πρόπολις ‎(própolis, suburb; propolis) (apparently because the material was used by bees to extend their hives), from Ancient Greek προ- ‎(pro-, pro-) + πόλις ‎(pólis, city).

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propolis ‎(uncountable)

  1. An aromatic glue-like substance produced by honeybees from tree resin, waxes, and their own secretions, used in the construction of their hives.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin propolis, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek πρόπολις ‎(própolis, suburb; propolis), from Ancient Greek προ- ‎(pro-, pro-) + πόλις ‎(pólis, city).

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propolis f ‎(uncountable)

  1. propolis

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Etymology 1Edit

Cognate with Ancient Greek πρόπολις ‎(própolis, bee glue)

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NounEdit

propolis m ‎(genitive propolis); third declension

  1. bee-glue, propolis

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative propolis propolēs
genitive propolis propolum
dative propolī propolibus
accusative propolem propolēs
ablative propole propolibus
vocative propolis propolēs

Etymology 2Edit

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propōlīs

  1. dative plural of propōla
  2. ablative plural of propōla
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