ebur

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Latin[edit]

ebur Bȳzantīnum (a Byzantine ivory)

Etymology[edit]

Loan word, probably from Egyptian 3bw:

Ab b w E26

but also note Sanskrit इभ (íbha). In any case, probably cognate with Ancient Greek ἐλέφας (eléphas, elephant)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ebur n (genitive eboris); third declension

  1. ivory (material)
  2. a thing made of ivory.
  3. (figuratively) an elephant

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ebur ebora
genitive eboris eborum
dative eborī eboribus
accusative ebur ebora
ablative ebore eboribus
vocative ebur ebora

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Meriam[edit]

Noun[edit]

ebur

  1. bird

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *eburaz. Cognates include also Old English eofor, Old Norse jǫfurr.

Noun[edit]

ebur m

  1. boar

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