aloe

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See also: Aloe, áloe, aloé, aloè, aloë, and Aloë

English[edit]

Aloe striatula, an aloe (2)

Etymology[edit]

From Old English alwe (fragrant resin of an East Indian tree), from Latin aloē, from Ancient Greek ἀλόη (alóē); reinforced in Middle English by Old French aloes.

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Noun[edit]

aloe (plural aloes)

  1. (in the plural) The resins of the tree Aquilaria malaccensis (syn. Aquilaria agallocha), known for their fragrant aroma, produced after infection by the fungus Phialophora parasitica.
  2. A plant of the genus Aloe.
  3. A strong, bitter drink made from the juice of such plants, used as a purgative.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: aló
  • Samoan: aloe

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aloe

Noun[edit]

aloe m or f (invariable)

  1. aloe (plant)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀλόη (alóē, aloes)

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Noun[edit]

aloē f (genitive aloēs); first declension

  1. The aloe.
  2. The bitter juice produced by the aloe used as a perfume, in medicine and in embalming.
  3. (figurative) Bitterness (in general).

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun (Greek-type).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative aloē aloae
Genitive aloēs aloārum
Dative aloae aloīs
Accusative aloēn aloās
Ablative aloē aloīs
Vocative aloē aloae

Descendants[edit]

Cyrillic: алоја
Latin: aloja

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French aloe.

Noun[edit]

aloe f (plural aloes)

  1. lark (bird)

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (aloe)

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alauda (lark)

Noun[edit]

aloe f (oblique plural aloes, nominative singular aloe, nominative plural aloes)

  1. lark (bird)

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (aloe)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aloe

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

aloe f (plural aloes)

  1. aloe (plant of the genus Aloe)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French aloès and Latin aloē.

Noun[edit]

aloe f (plural aloe)

  1. aloe
  2. a substance extracted from the aloe plant

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Samoan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English aloe.

Noun[edit]

aloe

  1. aloe

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

aloe m (plural aloes)

  1. Alternative form of áloe

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