althaea

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See also: althæa

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

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.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative althaea althaeae
genitive althaeae althaeārum
dative althaeae althaeīs
accusative althaeam althaeās
ablative althaeā althaeīs
vocative althaea althaeae

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • althaea in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • althaea” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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