plaga

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See also: plagă and plága

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin a blow, a welt, a stripe.

Noun[edit]

plaga (plural plagae)

  1. (zoology) A stripe of colour.

Related terms[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

plaga (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative plagaði, supine plagað)

  1. to bother, plague

Conjugation[edit]


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

plaga f (plural plaghe)

  1. region, district
  2. (obsolete): beach

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From plango (strike). Cognate with Ancient Greek πληγή (plēgḗ, wound).

Noun[edit]

plāga f (genitive plāgae); first declension

  1. plague, misfortune
  2. stroke, blow, cut
  3. wound, gash, injury
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative plāga plāgae
genitive plāgae plāgārum
dative plāgae plāgīs
accusative plāgam plāgās
ablative plāgā plāgīs
vocative plāga plāgae
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pele- (flat, broad, plain). Cognate with Ancient Greek πλάγος (plágos, side, flank), Old High German flah (flat, smooth), Middle Low German vlake (hurdle, small grid), Old Norse flaki (plank, canopy, shed). More at flake.

Noun[edit]

plaga f (genitive plagae); first declension

  1. tract, region, quarter, zone
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative plaga plagae
genitive plagae plagārum
dative plagae plagīs
accusative plagam plagās
ablative plagā plagīs
vocative plaga plagae
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *plek- (weave). Cognate with Ancient Greek πλέκτω (pléktō, braid)

Noun[edit]

plaga f (genitive plagae); first declension

  1. hunting net, web, trap
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative plaga plagae
genitive plagae plagārum
dative plagae plagīs
accusative plagam plagās
ablative plagā plagīs
vocative plaga plagae

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin plaga. Compare llaga.

Noun[edit]

plaga f (plural plagas)

  1. plague
  2. nuisance

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

plaga

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of plagar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of plagar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of plagar.