saccharum

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Etymology[edit]

Alteration of saccharon, from Ancient Greek σακκηαρον (sakkēaron), via Pali from Sanskrit {शर्करा (śárkarā, ground or candied sugar, originally "grit, gravel), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorkeh- (gravel, boulder), same source as Ancient Greek κρόκη (krókē, pebble).[1]

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Noun[edit]

saccharum n (genitive sacchari); second declension

  1. (New Latin) sugar

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative saccharum sacchara
genitive saccharī saccharōrum
dative saccharō saccharīs
accusative saccharum sacchara
ablative saccharō saccharīs
vocative saccharum sacchara

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnette, Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies