pirum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A loanword from an unknown Mediterranean substrate source, original form something like (a)pisom reflected also in Ancient Greek ἄπιον (ápion, pear) and ἄπιος (ápios, pear tree).

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Noun[edit]

pirum n (genitive pirī); second declension

  1. a pear (fruit)

Declension[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pirum pira
genitive pirī pirōrum
dative pirō pirīs
accusative pirum pira
ablative pirō pirīs
vocative pirum pira

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References[edit]

  • pĭrum” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 467