gluten

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French gluten, borrowed from Latin glūten (glue).

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gluten (countable and uncountable, plural glutens)

  1. (obsolete) Fibrin (formerly considered as one of the "animal humours"). [16th-19th c.]
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, Book I, New York 2001, p. 147:
      The radical or innate is daily supplied by nourishment, which some call cambium, and make those secondary humours of ros and gluten to maintain it [...].
  2. The major protein in cereal grains, especially wheat; responsible for the elasticity in dough and the structure in baked bread. [from 19th c.]
    • 2010, Felicity Cloake, Word of Mouth Blog, The Guardian, 10 Jun 2010:
      Unfortunately, wholemeal bread is, according to many experts, a tricky thing to get right, as the lower gluten content of the flour makes for dense results [...].
  3. (rare, geology) A gluey, sticky mass of clay, bitumen etc. [from 19th c.]
    • 1988, James McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom, Oxford 2004, p. 669:
      Despite constant rain that turned roads to gluten, the Yankees kept moving.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin gluten (glue).

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Noun[edit]

gluten n (uncountable)

  1. gluten

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin gluten (glue).

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Noun[edit]

gluten m (plural glutens)

  1. gluten

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

glūten n (genitive glūtinis); third declension

  1. glue

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative glūten glūtina
genitive glūtinis glūtinum
dative glūtinī glūtinibus
accusative glūten glūtina
ablative glūtine glūtinibus
vocative glūten glūtina

References[edit]

  • gluten in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • glue in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin gluten (glue).

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Noun[edit]

gluten m (plural glutenes)

  1. (biochemistry) gluten

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin gluten (glue).

Noun[edit]

gluten n

  1. gluten