cassis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French cassis

Noun[edit]

cassis

  1. The blackcurrant plant, Ribes nigrum; the flavor of its berries
  2. A liqueur made from these berries, especially crème de cassis.
    Cassis and soda is a popular drink.
  3. A wine flavor note, suggesting the fruity and full-bodied characteristics of the fruit.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Latin cassia, from Hebrew קציעה (qetzi'ah), meaning incense cassia or the cassia tree.

Noun[edit]

cassis m (plural cassis)

  1. blackcurrant (fruit)

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Proto-Indo-European *kadh- (to guard, cover, care for, protect). Cognate with the Old English hætt (head-covering, hat). More at the English hat.

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Noun[edit]

cassis f (genitive cassidis); third declension

  1. a plumed metal helmet

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cassis cassidēs
genitive cassidis cassidum
dative cassidī cassidibus
accusative cassidem cassidēs
ablative casside cassidibus
vocative cassis cassidēs

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References[edit]

  • cassis¹ in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • 1 cassĭs” on page 271/1 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • “cassis¹” on page 281/2 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)