LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. One only knows a folk etymology by Pliny that it comes from ūnum (one) + edō (eat) because only one fruit could be eaten at a time due to the foul taste—but the strawberry tree fruit is not commonly counted foul, albeit relatively bland.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

unedō m (genitive unedōnis); third declension

  1. strawberry tree
    Synonym: arbutus

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative unedō unedōnēs
Genitive unedōnis unedōnum
Dative unedōnī unedōnibus
Accusative unedōnem unedōnēs
Ablative unedōne unedōnibus
Vocative unedō unedōnēs

Derived termsEdit

  • *unedōna (strawberry tree fruit)
    • *udenōna (metathesis)

ReferencesEdit

  • unedo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • unedo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette