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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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

alga f ‎(plural algas)

  1. alga

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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:
Wikipedia pt

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]

Noun[edit]

alga f ‎(plural algas)

  1. alga

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