alga

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alga

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Noun[edit]

alga (plural algae)

  1. (biology) Any of many aquatic photosynthetic organisms, including the seaweeds, whose size ranges from a single cell to giant kelps and whose biochemistry and forms are very diverse, some being eukaryotic.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Algaes is a non-standard plural.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alga.

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Noun[edit]

alga f (plural algues)

  1. alga

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alga.

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Noun[edit]

alga f (genitive singular algu, plural algur)

  1. alga

Declension[edit]

Declension of alga
f1 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative alga algan algur algurnar
accusative algu alguna algur algurnar
dative algu alguni algum algunum
genitive algu algunnar alga alganna

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alga.

Noun[edit]

alga f (plural algas)

  1. alga

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English alga.

Noun[edit]

alga m (genitive singular alga, nominative plural algaí)

  1. (biology) alga

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Mutation[edit]

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

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

alga f (plural alghe)

  1. seaweed
  2. alga

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *alg-, *alǵ- (to be dirty, be slimy; frog; duckweed). Cognate with Norwegian dialectal alka (to dirty, soil), Norwegian ulk (frog, slime), Low German ulk (frog).

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Noun[edit]

alga f (genitive algae); first declension

  1. Seaweed; plants that grow in freshwater.
  2. (figuratively) Something of little worth.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative alga algae
genitive algae algārum
dative algae algīs
accusative algam algās
ablative algā algīs
vocative alga algae

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Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

alga f (??? please provide the declension type!)

  1. salary, wage

Lithuanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

algà f stress pattern 4

  1. pay, salary

Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin algam, accusative of alga.

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Noun[edit]

alga f (plural algas)

  1. alga, seaweed
    • c. 1250: Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 50r.
      […] Et la ſu olor es como de alga marina. ¬ dend toma eſte nóbre
      […] Its smell is like that of seaweed, thus the name it has been given.

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Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin alga.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: al‧ga

Noun[edit]

alga f (plural algas)

  1. alga (any of many aquatic photosynthetic organisms similar to plants or bacteria)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alga.

Noun[edit]

alga f (Cyrillic spelling алга)

  1. alga

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin alga.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈalɡa/, [ˈalɣa]

Noun[edit]

alga f (plural algas)

  1. alga

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