abies

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Verb[edit]

abies

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Third-person singular simple present indicative form of aby

Etymology 2[edit]

From the genus name Abies.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.biˌiz/, /ˈæ.biˌiz/

Noun[edit]

abies (plural abies)

  1. A tree of the genus Abies.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin abies.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abies m (plural abies)

  1. (archaic) a fir tree

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Latin[edit]

abiēs (a silver fir)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *abjets, probably related to Ancient Greek ἄβιν (ábin, silver fir or similar conifer, acc. m/f). Possibly both are borrowings from the same source, but IE origins have also been suggested.

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Noun[edit]

abiēs f (genitive abietis); third declension

  1. the silver fir (Abies alba), the silver-fir's wood
  2. (poetic) anything made of deal (fir wood)

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative abiēs abietēs
Genitive abietis abietum
Dative abietī abietibus
Accusative abietem abietēs
Ablative abiete abietibus
Vocative abiēs abietēs

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Asturian: abetu
  • Catalan: avet
  • English: abietic
  • French: abies
  • Esperanto: abio
  • Ido: abieto

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

E.D.D. suggests all-be-as, but see byes. The development of meaning in 3. seems a recent extension.

Preposition[edit]

abies

  1. in comparison with;
  2. in addition to, besides;
  3. except.

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