See also: Tuber

English edit

Sweet potatoes with visible tubers
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Etymology edit

From Latin tūber (bump, hump, swelling).

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tuber (plural tubers)

  1. A fleshy, thickened underground stem of a plant, usually containing stored starch, for example a potato or arrowroot.
  2. (horticulture) A thickened rootstock.
  3. (anatomy) A rounded, protuberant structure in a human or animal body.

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From tube +‎ -er.

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  1. to make into a tube shape
  2. to put into a tube

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Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Italic *tūβos, from Proto-Indo-European *tewh₂- (to swell).

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tūber n (genitive tūberis); third declension

  1. a hump, bump, swelling, protuberance; excrescence
  2. the cyclamen or other similar plants with tuberous roots
  3. a truffle (any of various edible fungi, of the genus Tuber)
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Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tūber tūbera
Genitive tūberis tūberum
Dative tūberī tūberibus
Accusative tūber tūbera
Ablative tūbere tūberibus
Vocative tūber tūbera
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See tubus

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tuber m or f (genitive tuberis); third declension

  1. (usually feminine) a kind of tree or bush of foreign origin, possibly the azarole (Crataegus azarolus)
  2. (usually masculine) the fruit of the above tree
Declension edit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tuber tuberēs
Genitive tuberis tuberum
Dative tuberī tuberibus
Accusative tuberem tuberēs
Ablative tubere tuberibus
Vocative tuber tuberēs

References edit

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

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  1. indefinite plural of tub