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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pulvinus

NounEdit

pulvinus (plural pulvinae or pulvini)

  1. (botany) A joint on a plant leaf or petiole that may swell and cause movement of the leaf or leaflet.

ReferencesEdit

  • Adrian D. Bell, Plant Form (new ed.), Timber Press, 2008. →ISBN

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from pulvis (dust, powder) +‎ -īnus (-ine), for the filler of a pillow.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pulvīnus m (genitive pulvīnī); second declension

  1. cushion, pillow, bolster
  2. An elevated piece of arable land; a raised bed

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pulvīnus pulvīnī
Genitive pulvīnī pulvīnōrum
Dative pulvīnō pulvīnīs
Accusative pulvīnum pulvīnōs
Ablative pulvīnō pulvīnīs
Vocative pulvīne pulvīnī

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • pulvinus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pulvinus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pulvinus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • pulvinus in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • pulvinus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin