See also: Rubus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the genus name.

NounEdit

rubus (plural rubuses)

  1. (botany) Any of the genus Rubus of flowering plants, including the raspberry and blackberry.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *wruðos, from Proto-Indo-European *wr̥dʰo- (sweetbriar) (compare dialectal Norwegian erre, orr (bush), Albanian hurdhe (ivy), Persian گل(gol, flower), Old English word (thornbush)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rubus m (genitive rubī); second declension

  1. bramble, blackberry bush
    Apparuitque ei Dominus in flamma ignis de medio rubi et videbat quod rubus arderet et non conbureretur (Exodus 3:2, Vulgate)
  2. a blackberry (fruit), raspberry (fruit)

DeclensionEdit

Sometimes treated as a feminine noun, but still Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rubus rubī
Genitive rubī rubōrum
Dative rubō rubīs
Accusative rubum rubōs
Ablative rubō rubīs
Vocative rube rubī

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Aromanian: arug, rug
  • Italian: rovo, rogo
  • Romanian: rug
  • Spanish: rubo
  • Translingual: Rubus

ReferencesEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

rubus

  1. Alternative form of robous