humus

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See also: Humus and húmus

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Latin humus.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

humus (uncountable)

  1. A large group of natural organic compounds, found in the soil, formed from the chemical and biological decomposition of plant and animal residues and from the synthetic activity of microorganisms
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Turkish humus or Arabic حُمُّصٌ (ḥummuṣ).

Noun[edit]

humus (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of hummus.

Finnish[edit]

(index hu)

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Etymology[edit]

< Latin humus

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: hu‧mus
  • IPA(key): /ˈʍumus/

Noun[edit]

humus

  1. humus

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm. Cognates include Sanskrit क्ष (kṣa) and Ancient Greek χθών (khthṓn). Related to homō (human being, man).

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humus f (genitive humī); second declension

  1. ground
  2. earth, soil

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative humus humī
genitive humī humōrum
dative humō humīs
accusative humum humōs
ablative humō humīs
vocative hume humī

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humus is one of a handful of common nouns that take the locative case (humī (singular) and humīs (plural)); other such nouns include domus, rūs, and focus.

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin humus.

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Noun[edit]

humus m

  1. humus

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin humus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /xǔːmus/
  • Hyphenation: hu‧mus

Noun[edit]

húmus m (Cyrillic spelling ху́мус)

  1. humus

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