hordeum

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Hordeum

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰrzdeyom (bristly) after the long prickly awns of the ear of grain. Cognate to Old High German gersta (barley), German Gerste (barley). Related to Latin horreo (to bristle), hirsutus (hairy), and ericius (urchin)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hordeum n (genitive hordeī); second declension

  1. barley

Usage notes[edit]

Classical writers used plural forms, but critics such as Bavius claimed that it should only be used in the singular.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative hordeum hordea
genitive hordeī hordeōrum
dative hordeō hordeīs
accusative hordeum hordea
ablative hordeō hordeīs
vocative hordeum hordea

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • hordeum in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879