ambrosia

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ambrosia (food of the gods), from Ancient Greek ἀμβροσία (ambrosia, immortality), from ἄμβροτος (ambrotos, immortal), from ἀ- (a-, not) + βροτός (brotos, mortal).

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ambrosia (uncountable)

  1. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) The food of the gods, thought to confer immortality.
  2. Any food with an especially delicious flavour or fragrance.
  3. A mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae.

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ambrosia

  1. ambrosia

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Italian[edit]

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ambrosia f (plural ambrosie)

  1. ambrosia (all senses)
  2. honeydew

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀμβροσία (ambrosia, immortality), from ἄμβροτος (ambrotos, immortal).

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ambrosia f (genitive ambrosiae); first declension

  1. The food of the gods; ambrosia.
  2. The unguent of the gods.
  3. The plant, artemisia, of the genus Artemisia.
  4. An antidote to a poison.

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ambrosia ambrosiae
genitive ambrosiae ambrosiārum
dative ambrosiae ambrosiīs
accusative ambrosiam ambrosiās
ablative ambrosiā ambrosiīs
vocative ambrosia ambrosiae

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Noun[edit]

ambrosia f (plural ambrosias)

  1. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) ambrosia (food of gods or delicious foods)