flos

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Latin[edit]

flōrēs lūteī (yellow flowers)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *flōs, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (flower, blossom), from *bʰel- (to bloom). Cognates include Ancient Greek φύλλον (phullon), Gothic 𐌱𐌻𐍉𐌼𐌰 (blōma), Old English blōstm, blæd (leaf) (English blossom, blade) and Sanskrit फुलम्.

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Noun[edit]

flōs m (genitive flōris); third declension

  1. flower, blossom
  2. (figuratively) The best kind or part of something.
  3. (figuratively) The prime; best state of things.
  4. (figuratively) An ornament or embellishment.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative flōs flōrēs
genitive flōris flōrum
dative flōrī flōribus
accusative flōrem flōrēs
ablative flōre flōribus
vocative flōs flōrēs

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