albumen

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See also: albúmen

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin albūmen (white of an egg), from albus (white), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élbʰos (white).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈælbjʊmən/, /ælˈbjuːmən/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈalbjʊmɪn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːmən
  • Hyphenation: al‧bu‧men

Noun[edit]

albumen (countable and uncountable, plural albumens or albumina)

  1. The white part of an egg; being mostly the protein albumin and water.
    Synonyms: egg white, glair
    Coordinate term: yolk
    • 1892, Ella Eaton Kellogg, “Foods”, in Science in the Kitchen: A Scientific Treatise on Food Substances and Their Dietetic Properties, Together with a Practical Explanation of the Principles of Healthful Cookery, and a Large Number of Original, Palatable, and Wholesome Recipes[1], Revised edition, Michigan: Health Publishing Company, page 25:
      The various elements found in food are the following: Starch, sugar, fats, albumen, mineral substances, indigestible substances.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From albus (white) +‎ -men (noun-forming suffix).

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Noun[edit]

albūmen n (genitive albūminis); third declension

  1. albumen; the white of an egg

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative albūmen albūmina
Genitive albūminis albūminum
Dative albūminī albūminibus
Accusative albūmen albūmina
Ablative albūmine albūminibus
Vocative albūmen albūmina

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References[edit]

  • albumen”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • albumen in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French albumen.

Noun[edit]

albumen n (uncountable)

  1. albumen

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin albūmen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alˈbumen/ [alˈβ̞u.mẽn]
  • Rhymes: -umen
  • Syllabification: al‧bu‧men

Noun[edit]

albumen m (plural albúmenes)

  1. egg white, albumen
    Synonym: clara

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

albumen

  1. definite plural of album