gladiolus

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English[edit]

Gladiolus imbricatus (2)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gladiolus (little sword, sword lily), diminutive of gladius (sword).

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gladiolus (plural gladioli)

  1. (anatomy) The center part of the sternum.
  2. Any of several flowering plants, of the genus Gladiolus, having sword-shaped leaves and showy flowers on spikes; gladiola.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 20, The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      Hester Earle and Violet Wayne were moving about the aisle with bundles of wheat-ears and streamers of ivy, for the harvest thanksgiving was shortly to be celebrated, while the vicar stood waiting for their directions on the chancel steps with a great handful of crimson gladioli.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of gladius (sword).

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Noun[edit]

gladiolus m (genitive gladiolī); second declension

  1. Little sword.
  2. Sword lily, gladiolus.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative gladiolus gladiolī
genitive gladiolī gladiolōrum
dative gladiolō gladiolīs
accusative gladiolum gladiolōs
ablative gladiolō gladiolīs
vocative gladiole gladiolī

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