scirpus

See also: Scirpus

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)kerbʰ- (to turn (around), wind), cognate with corbis (basket), Ancient Greek κάρφος (kárphos), Old Church Slavonic крабии (krabii): Russian коробка (korobka, box), Czech krabice.

The figurative sense derives from the plaiting of rushes to make intricate patterns.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

scirpus m (genitive scirpī); second declension

  1. a rush, bulrush
  2. (figuratively) riddle, enigma

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative scirpus scirpī
Genitive scirpī scirpōrum
Dative scirpō scirpīs
Accusative scirpum scirpōs
Ablative scirpō scirpīs
Vocative scirpe scirpī

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • French: scirpe
  • Italian: scirpo
  • Translingual: Scirpus

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