ficus

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English[edit]

Ficus elastica

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīcus (fig)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ficus (plural ficusses)

  1. (botany) A plant belonging to the genus Ficus, including the rubber plant.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīcus (fig).

Noun[edit]

ficus m (plural ficussen, diminutive ficusje n)

  1. any plant belonging to the genus Ficus

Latin[edit]

fīcī (figs)

Etymology[edit]

Related to Ancient Greek σῦκον (sukon) and Old Armenian թուզ (tʿuz), most likely via Mediterranean substrate form *thuiko- or the like.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fīcus m, f (plural fīcī, second declension, or fīcūs, fourth declension)

  1. fig tree
  2. fig (fruit)
  3. hemorrhoids

Inflection[edit]

Even among Classical grammarians, the gender (masculine or feminine) and declension (second or fourth) were debated.

Second declension.
Number Singular Plural
nominative fīcus fīcī
genitive fīcī fīcōrum
dative fīcō fīcīs
accusative fīcum fīcōs
ablative fīcō fīcīs
vocative fīce fīcī
Fourth declension.
Number Singular Plural
nominative fīcus fīcūs
genitive fīcūs fīcuum
dative fīcuī fīcibus
accusative fīcum fīcūs
ablative fīcū fīcibus
vocative fīcus fīcūs

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