anemone

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See also: Anemone, anémone, and anémône

English[edit]

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Anemone hortensis

Etymology[edit]

Latin anemōnē, from Ancient Greek ἀνεμώνη (anemōnē), from ἄνεμος (ánemos, wind) + feminine patronymic suffix -ώνη (ōnē, daughter of the wind).[1]

Or from Phoenician *naxmon, akin to Arabic شقائق النعمان (shaqaa’iq al-no3maan, anemones) and Hebrew [script?] (Isiah Scroll) nit'y na'amanim 'plants of pleasantness', from na'em 'was pleasant'.[2][3][4]

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anemone (plural anemones)

  1. Any plant of the genus Anemone, of the Ranunculaceae (or buttercup) family, such as the windflower.
  2. A sea anemone.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "anemone". Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. 2nd ed. 1989.
  2. ^ Edward Yechezkel Kutscher, The Language and Linguistic Background of the Isiah Scroll (Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 1974), 380; first published in Hebrew, in Jerusalem, 1959.
  3. ^ Babcock, Philip, ed., Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged, s.v. "anemone" (Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webser, 1993).
  4. ^ C.T. Onions, The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, s.v. "anemone" (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967).

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

anemone m (plural anemoni)

  1. anemone

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Latin[edit]

anemōnae (windflowers)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀνεμώνη (anemōnē). Pliny says it was so called because the flowers opened only when the wind blew.

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Noun[edit]

anemōnē f (genitive anemōnēs); first declension

  1. windflower, anemone

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First declension, Greek type.

Number Singular Plural
nominative anemōnē anemōnae
genitive anemōnēs anemōnārum
dative anemōnae anemōnīs
accusative anemōnēn anemōnās
ablative anemōnē anemōnīs
vocative anemōnē anemōnae

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References[edit]

  • anemone in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879