centaurea

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

centaurea f (plural centauree)

  1. centaury, star thistle (Centaurea)

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Accessory form of centaurēum in the Herbarium of Pseudo-Apuleius, from Ancient Greek κενταύρειον (kentaúreion, several plants related to Centaurea), from κένταυρος (kéntauros, centaur) (due to the mythological discovery of its medicinal properties by Chiron the Centaur).

Noun[edit]

centaurēa f (genitive centaurēae); first declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) Alternative form of centaurēum

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative centaurēa centaurēae
genitive centaurēae centaurēārum
dative centaurēae centaurēīs
accusative centaurēam centaurēās
ablative centaurēā centaurēīs
vocative centaurēa centaurēae

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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