carduus

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *kars- (to scratch, scrape, rub, card). See also Sanskrit कषति (kaṣati, scratches, rubs), Middle Low German harsch (hairy), Russian короста (korosta, to itch), Old Church Slavonic краста (krasta), Lithuanian karsiu (to comb).

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Noun[edit]

carduus m (genitive carduī); second declension

  1. a wild thistle
  2. the artichoke

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Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative carduus carduī
genitive carduī carduōrum
dative carduō carduīs
accusative carduum carduōs
ablative carduō carduīs
vocative cardue carduī

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