abies

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Verb[edit]

abies

  1. 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 (uncountable)

  1. A tree of the genus Abies.

French[edit]

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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 *abiets, 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abiēs f (genitive abiētis); third declension

  1. silver fir (Abies alba)
  2. (poetic) anything made of deal (fir wood)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative abiēs abiētēs
genitive abiētis abiētum
dative abiētī abiētibus
accusative abiētem abiētēs
ablative abiēte abiētibus
vocative abiēs abiētēs

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References[edit]

  • abies in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • abies in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “abies”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • abies” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill