rosa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Believed to derive from the name of the Australian native bird rosella (genus Platycercus), a small parrot noted for its ability to vanish when the need arises.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

rosa (third-person singular simple present rosas, present participle rosaing, simple past and past participle rosaed)

  1. (slang, Australia) to hide, vanish, shadow
    Weren't we meant to have dinner with Jane?
    No, she unfortunately had to rosa.

Noun[edit]

rosa (plural rosas)

  1. (slang, Australia) no-show, someone who does not show up as expected
    Every time we organise to have dinner, she never turns up.
    I know, she is such a rosa.

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosa f (plural roses)

  1. rose (flower)

rosa m (plural roses)

  1. rose (colour)

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rosa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosa f (plural roses)

  1. rose

Adjective[edit]

rosa m, f (masculine and feminine plural roses)

  1. pink

See also[edit]


Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish rosa, from Latin rosa.

Noun[edit]

rosa

  1. Rose.
    • 1555: Alonso de Molina, Aqui comienca vn vocabulario en la lengua Castellana y Mexicana
      Flor o roſa de caſtilla. caſtillan xuchitl. Roſa.

Synonyms[edit]


Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *rosa.

Noun[edit]

rosa f

  1. dew

Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosa f (plural rosas)

  1. rose (flower)
  2. (by extension) any flower
  3. the color rose, a pink

Derived terms[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʁoːza/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ro‧sa

Adjective[edit]

rosa (comparative rosaner, superlative am rosasten or rosansten)

  1. coloured in a pale shade of pink

Usage notes[edit]

  • The adjective is usually treated as invariable in the formal standard language, thus neither declined forms nor comparation forms are used.
  • In less formal style and in the vernacular, rosa has normal inflected forms. An -n- is then infixed before (vocalic) endings. Compare the same in lila.

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

  • pink (used in German for stronger shades only)

External links[edit]

  • rosa in Duden online

Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosa m

  1. genitive singular of ros
  2. nominative plural of ros

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia it

Rosa - flower
Rosa - colour

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin rosa

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɔza/, [ˈrɔː.za]
  • Rhymes: -ɔza
  • Hyphenation: rò‧sa

Noun[edit]

rosa f (plural rose)

  1. rose (flower)
  2. pink (color)
  3. shortlist
  4. (sports) team members

Adjective[edit]

rosa (invariable)

  1. pink
  2. romantic (of movies, books, etc)
  3. gossip (attributive; of news, magazines, etc)
Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Past participle of rodere

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrosa/, [ˈroː.sa]
  • Rhymes: -osa
  • Hyphenation: ró‧sa

Verb[edit]

rosa

  1. feminine form of roso

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

rosa alba (a white rose)

Etymology 1[edit]

Might be derived from Ancient Greek ῥόδον (rhódon), but some of the details remain mysterious.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosa f (genitive rosae); first declension

  1. a rose
    • c. 37 BCE – 30 BCE, Virgil, Georgicon 4.267
      Proderit et tunsum gallae admiscere saporem / arentesque rosas []
      It's good too to blend a taste of pounded oak-apples / and dry rose leaves []
    • 61 CEc. 112 CE, Pliny the Younger, Epistulae 5
      Inde etiam rosas effert, umbrarumque frigus non ingrato sole distinguit. Finito vario illo multiplicique curvamine recto limiti redditur nec huic uni, nam viae plures intercedentibus buxis dividuntur.[1][2]
      Farther on, there are roses too along the path, and the cool shade is pleasantly alternated with sunshine. Having passed through these manifold winding alleys, the path resumes a straight course, and at the same time divides into several tracks, separated by box hedges.[3][4]
      Even roses grow there, and the warmth of the sun is delightful as a change from the cool of the shade. When you come to the end of these various winding alleys, the boundary again runs straight, or should I say boundaries, for there are a number of paths with box shrubs between them.[5]
  2. (transferred sense, endearment) dear, rose, sweetheart, love; a word of endearment
    Mea rosa. ― My love.
    Rosa!Honey!
    Tu mihi rosa es. ― You are my sweetheart.
Usage notes[edit]
  • When used as a word of endearment meaning "dear" or "love" it can be simply written as rosa.
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative rosa rosae
genitive rosae rosārum
dative rosae rosīs
accusative rosam rosās
ablative rosā rosīs
vocative rosa rosae
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of rōsus, participle of rōdō (gnaw, eat away).

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

rōsa

  1. nominative feminine singular of rōsus
  2. nominative neuter plural of rōsus
  3. accusative neuter plural of rōsus
  4. vocative feminine singular of rōsus
  5. vocative neuter plural of rōsus

rōsā

  1. ablative feminine singular of rōsus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pliny text, Latin version
  2. ^ Pliny text, Latin version 2
  3. ^ Pliny text, English translation 1
  4. ^ Pliny text, English translation 2]
  5. ^ Pliny text, alternative English translation]

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosa f (4 declension)

  1. activity, bustle, animation

Synonyms[edit]


Lower Sorbian[edit]

rosa na rožy

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *rosa, from Proto-Indo-European *Hroseh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosa f (diminutive roska)

  1. dew (moisture in the air that settles on plants, etc.)

Declension[edit]


Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rosa.

Adjective[edit]

rosa

  1. pink

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin rosa

Adjective[edit]

rosa (indeclinable)

  1. pink (colour)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosa (indeclinable (uncountable))

  1. pink, rose (colour)

Etymology 3[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosa m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of rose

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nn

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin rosa

Adjective[edit]

rosa (indeclinable)

  1. pink (colour)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosa (indeclinable (uncountable))

  1. pink, rose (colour)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosa f

  1. definite singular of rose

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rosa, from Oscan, from Ancient Greek ῥόδον (rhódon), from Proto-Indo-European *wr̥dʰo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosa f

  1. rose (flower)
  2. pink, rose (colour)

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]


Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *rosa, from Proto-Indo-European *Hroseh₂.

Noun[edit]

rosa f

  1. dew

Declension[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese rosa, from Latin rosa (rose), perhaps from Ancient Greek ῥόδον (rhódon, rose), from Proto-Indo-European *wr̥dʰo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosa f (plural rosas)

  1. rose (flower).

Related terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rosa

  1. pink.

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosa m

  1. pink (color).

Synonyms[edit]


Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Puter, Vallader) rösa

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rosa.

Noun[edit]

rosa f (plural rosas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) rose

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *rosa, from Proto-Indo-European *Hroseh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rǒsa/
  • Hyphenation: ro‧sa

Noun[edit]

ròsa f (Cyrillic spelling ро̀са)

  1. dew

Declension[edit]


Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *rosa, from Proto-Indo-European *Hroseh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rôsa f (genitive rôse or rosé, uncountable)

  1. dew (moisture in the air that settles on plants, etc)

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rosa.

Noun[edit]

rosa f (plural rosas)

  1. a rose
  2. colour pink

Related terms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a Romance language, likely via German.

Noun[edit]

rosa n

  1. pink
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hrósa.

Verb[edit]

rosa

  1. praise, commend
Antonyms[edit]
Synonyms[edit]