alga

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See also: algă, algā, and algą

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alga.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈæl.ɡə/
  • (file)

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

alga f (plural algas)

  1. alga

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English alga, from Latin alga.

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Noun[edit]

alga m (genitive singular alga, nominative plural algaí)

  1. (biology) alga
    Synonym: feamainn

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Mutation[edit]

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

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alga.

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Noun[edit]

alga f (plural alghe)

  1. seaweed

Further reading[edit]

  • alga in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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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.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

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]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

alga f (4th declension)

  1. salary, wage
  2. reward
  3. pay
    algu sarakstspay bill

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Lithuanian[edit]

Lithuanian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂elgʷʰ-eh₂, from *h₂elgʷʰ-.[1] Cognate with Latvian àlga (salary), Old Prussian ālgas (salary, Gsg.), Ancient Greek ἀλφή (alphḗ, gain, profit), Sanskrit अर्घ (arghá, worth, value, price).[1][2][3]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

algà f (plural al̃gos) stress pattern 4

  1. pay, salary, wage

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Derksen, Rick (2015), “alga”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 49
  2. ^ alga”, in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė [Lithuanian etymological dictionary database], 2007–2012
  3. ^ algà” in Hock et al., Altlitauisches etymologisches Wörterbuch 2.0 (online, 2020–); p. 20 in ALEW 1.1 (online, 2019).

Further reading[edit]

  • alga”, in Lietuvių kalbos žodynas [Dictionary of the Lithuanian language], lkz.lt, 1941–2022
  • alga”, in Dabartinės lietuvių kalbos žodynas [Dictionary of contemporary Lithuanian], ekalba.lt, 1954–2022

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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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin alga.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alga f

  1. (biology) alga
    Synonym: glon

Declension[edit]

Usually in the plural.

Derived terms[edit]

adjectives
nouns

Further reading[edit]

  • alga in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • alga in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alga.

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Noun[edit]

alga f (plural algas)

  1. (botany) alga (any of many aquatic photosynthetic organisms similar to plants or bacteria)
  2. seaweed (any marine plant)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alga.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

alga f (Cyrillic spelling алга)

  1. alga

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alga.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈalɡa/, [ˈal.ɣ̞a]

Noun[edit]

alga f (plural algas)

  1. alga

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