See also: Quercus

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Italic *kʷerkus, assimilated from Proto-Indo-European *pérkus ~ *pr̥kʷéu- (oak). Compare Old Norse fýri (as in fýriskógr (pine-wood), Punjabi ਪਰਗਾਇ (pargāī, holm oak). See also English fir.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

quercus f (genitive quercūs); fourth declension

  1. An oak, oak-tree, especially the Italian oak.
  2. (poetic) Of things made from oak wood.

Usage notes edit

The Italian oak was considered sacred to the god Jupiter.

Declension edit

Fourth-declension noun (dative/ablative plural in -ubus).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative quercus quercūs
Genitive quercūs quercuum
Dative quercuī quercubus
Accusative quercum quercūs
Ablative quercū quercubus
Vocative quercus quercūs

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References edit

  • quercus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • quercus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • quercus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.