lotus

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English[edit]

Nelumbo lutea, the American lotus

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lōtus.

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Noun[edit]

lotus (plural lotuses or loti)

  1. A kind of aquatic plant, genus Nelumbo in the family Nelumbonaceae.
  2. A water lily, genus Nymphaea, especially those of Egypt or India.
  3. A legendary plant eaten by the Lotophagi of the Odyssey that caused drowsiness and euphoria.
  4. A number of other plants bearing "lotus" in their scientific or common names.
    1. Diospyros lotus
  5. An architectural motif of ancient Egyptian temples.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lōtus

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Noun[edit]

lotus m (plural lotuses)

  1. lotus

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Etymology 1[edit]

Perfect passive participle of lavō (wash).

Participle[edit]

lōtus m (feminine lōta, neuter lōtum); first/second declension

  1. washed, bathed, having been washed
  2. elegant, luxurious
  3. fashionable, refined
Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative lōtus lōta lōtum lōtī lōtae lōta
genitive lōtī lōtae lōtī lōtōrum lōtārum lōtōrum
dative lōtō lōtae lōtō lōtīs lōtīs lōtīs
accusative lōtum lōtam lōtum lōtōs lōtās lōta
ablative lōtō lōtā lōtō lōtīs lōtīs lōtīs
vocative lōte lōta lōtum lōtī lōtae lōta
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Noun[edit]

lōtus m (genitive lōtūs); fourth declension

  1. a washing, bathing
Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lōtus lōtūs
genitive lōtūs lōtuum
dative lōtuī lōtibus
accusative lōtum lōtūs
ablative lōtū lōtibus
vocative lōtus lōtūs

Etymology 2[edit]

lōtus (Egyptian water lily)

Variant form of lōtos, from Ancient Greek λωτός (lōtós).

Noun[edit]

lōtus m (genitive lōtī); second declension

  1. The Egyptian English flower, Nymphaea caerulea
  2. The date plum, Diospyros lotus
  3. The mythical lotus tree, possibly Ziziphus lotus
Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lōtus lōtī
genitive lōtī lōtōrum
dative lōtō lōtīs
accusative lōtum lōtōs
ablative lōtō lōtīs
vocative lōte lōtī
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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lōtus.

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Noun[edit]

lotus m (plural lotuși)

  1. lotus

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