unio

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Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

unio (plural unios)

  1. Any of the genus Unio of freshwater mussels.
    • 1894, Sleep of mollusks (in Popular Science, volume 45, number 1, May 1894, page 99)
      In June, 1850, a living pond mussel was sent to Dr. Gray from Australia which had been kept out of water more than a year, and instances of the survival of unios without moisture for long periods are not rare.

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unio (accusative singular union, plural unioj, accusative plural uniojn)

  1. (politics) A union (of states)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ūnus (one). The 'onion' sense may however continue a Proto-Indo-European *wósHr̥- (garlic, onion) seen also in Hittite 𒉿𒀸𒄩𒅈 (wašḫar, garlic), Sanskrit उष्ण (uṣṇa, onion), Pashto ووږه (ūža, garlic), Khowar [script needed] (wǝẓnū, garlic)[1].

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Noun[edit]

ūniō f (genitive ūniōnis); third declension

  1. (Ecclesiastical Latin) the number one, oneness, unity
    Decas decimā unione completur.
  2. (late Lat.) a unity, union
    Maria Dei unione fecunda.
  3. a kind of single union
    Caepam, quam vocant unionem rustici.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ūnio ūnionēs
genitive ūnionis ūnionum
dative ūnionī ūnionibus
accusative ūnionem ūnionēs
ablative ūnione ūnionibus
vocative ūnio ūnionēs

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Noun[edit]

ūnio m (genitive ūnionis); third declension

  1. a single large pearl (compare margarita)
    Unio Cleopatranae.
    Cleopatra's pearl.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ūnio ūnionēs
genitive ūnionis ūnionum
dative ūnionī ūnionibus
accusative ūnionem ūnionēs
ablative ūnione ūnionibus
vocative ūnio ūnionēs

Verb[edit]

present active ūniō, present infinitive ūnīre, perfect active ūnīvī, supine ūnītum

  1. I unite, I combine into one.

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  1. ^ Witczak, The Hittite Name For 'Garlic'

Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

unio

  1. vocative singular of unia