allium

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English[edit]

Allium cepa (common onion)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin allium

Noun[edit]

allium ‎(plural alliums)

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

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ālu(esculent root), uncertainly reconstructed. Related only to Sanskrit आलु(ālu, esculent root)[1], whence Hindi आलु(ālu, potato, yam), and the culinary borrowing, English aloo(potato).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

allium n ‎(genitive alliī); second declension

  1. garlic, onion

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

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).

See also[edit]

  • alum(wild garlic)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mallory, Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture