alfalfa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish alfalfa, from early form alfalfez, from Arabic الْفِصْفِصَة(al-fiṣfiṣa, fresh fodder) and الْفَصْفَصَة(al-faṣfaṣa, (same)), from Persian اسپست(espest, aspest), from Middle Persian 𐭠𐭮𐭯𐭮𐭲(aspast).

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Noun[edit]

alfalfa ‎(countable and uncountable, plural alfalfas)

  1. (uncountable) A plant, principally of Medicago sativa, grown as a pasture crop.
  2. (countable) A type or breed of this plant.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

alfalfa

  1. alfalfa

Declension[edit]

Inflection of alfalfa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative alfalfa alfalfat
genitive alfalfan alfalfojen
partitive alfalfaa alfalfoja
illative alfalfaan alfalfoihin
singular plural
nominative alfalfa alfalfat
accusative nom. alfalfa alfalfat
gen. alfalfan
genitive alfalfan alfalfojen
alfalfainrare
partitive alfalfaa alfalfoja
inessive alfalfassa alfalfoissa
elative alfalfasta alfalfoista
illative alfalfaan alfalfoihin
adessive alfalfalla alfalfoilla
ablative alfalfalta alfalfoilta
allative alfalfalle alfalfoille
essive alfalfana alfalfoina
translative alfalfaksi alfalfoiksi
instructive alfalfoin
abessive alfalfatta alfalfoitta
comitative alfalfoineen

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English alfalfa, from Spanish, from Arabic الْفِصْفِصَة(al-fiṣfiṣa, fresh fodder) and الْفَصْفَصَة(al-faṣfaṣa, (same)), from Persian اسپست(espest, aspest), from Middle Persian 𐭠𐭮𐭯𐭮𐭲(aspast).

Noun[edit]

alfalfa m ‎(genitive singular alfalfa)

  1. alfalfa, lucerne (Medicago sativa)

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
alfalfa n-alfalfa halfalfa t-alfalfa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic الْفِصْفِصَة(al-fiṣfiṣa, fresh fodder) and الْفَصْفَصَة(al-faṣfaṣa, (same)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a̠lˈfa̠l.fa̠/

Noun[edit]

alfalfa f ‎(plural alfalfas)

  1. (botany) alfalfa

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