allium

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English[edit]

Allium cepa (common onion)

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

allium (plural alliums)

  1. Any of many bulbous plants of the genus Allium, related to onions and garlic.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *alu (esculent root).[1]

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Noun[edit]

allium n (genitive alliī); second declension

  1. garlic, onion

Declension[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative allium allia
genitive alliī alliōrum
dative alliō alliīs
accusative allium allia
ablative alliō alliīs
vocative allium allia

See also[edit]

  • alum (wild garlic)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mallory, Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture