papaver

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin

Noun[edit]

papaver (plural papavers)

  1. (botany) Any plant of the genus Papaver, the poppies.

Derived terms[edit]

Cor papavera florent

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A reduplicated form of the imitative root *pap "to swell."

Some have tried to link it to pasco 'to feed'[1].

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

papāver n

  1. poppy
  2. seed
    • Tertullian, de Praescriptione Haereticorum, 35
      De papavere ficus gratissimae et suavissimae ventosa et vana caprificus exsurgit
      From the seed of the most delicious and grateful fig branches out the useless and deceptive wild fig.
  3. accusative singular of papāver
  4. vocative singular of papāver

Usage notes[edit]

Anteclassically, papāver was masculine.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative papāver papāvera
genitive papāveris papāverum
dative papāverī papāveribus
accusative papāver papāvera
ablative papāvere papāveribus
vocative papāver papāvera

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • papaver in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  1. ^ http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0059:entry%3Dpapaver