allium

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English[edit]

Allium cepa (common onion)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin allium.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

allium (plural alliums)

  1. Any of many bulbous plants of the genus Allium, including onions and garlic.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See ālium.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

allium n (genitive alliī or allī); second declension

  1. late form of ālium (found since 1st century CE)

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative allium allia
Genitive alliī
allī1
alliōrum
Dative alliō alliīs
Accusative allium allia
Ablative alliō alliīs
Vocative allium allia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

References[edit]

  • allium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • allium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • allium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • allium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers