althaea

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See also: althæa and Althaea

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

althaea (plural althaeas)

  1. (botany) Any plant of the genus Althaea.

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

althaea m (plural althaeas)

  1. Alternative form of althæa

Further reading[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀλθαία (althaía, marsh mallow, Althaea officinalis), from ἀλθαίνω (althaínō, to heal), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eldʰ-, suffixed form of *h₂el- (to grow, nourish)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

althaea f (genitive althaeae); first declension

  1. A wild mallow, marshmallow.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative althaea althaeae
Genitive althaeae althaeārum
Dative althaeae althaeīs
Accusative althaeam althaeās
Ablative althaeā althaeīs
Vocative althaea althaeae

Descendants[edit]

  • English: althea
  • Italian: altea
  • Portuguese: alteia
  • Russian: алте́й m (altéj)
  • Spanish: altea

References[edit]

  • althaea”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • althaea in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • althaea”, in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • althaea”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • althaea”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • althaea”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly