ambrosia

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English[edit]

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Ambrosia dessert

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ambrosia (food of the gods), from Ancient Greek ἀμβροσία (ambrosía, immortality), from ἄμβροτος (ámbrotos, immortal), from ἀ- (a-, not) + βροτός (brotós, mortal).

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ambrosia (countable and uncountable, plural ambrosias)

  1. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) The food of the gods, thought to confer immortality.
  2. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) The anointing-oil of the gods.
  3. Any food with an especially delicious flavour or fragrance.
  4. Anything delightfully sweet and pleasing.
  5. An annual herb historically used medicinally and in cooking, Dysphania botrys.
  6. A mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae.
  7. Any fungus of a number of species that insects such as ambrosia beetles carry as symbionts, "farming" them on poor-quality food such as wood, where they grow, providing food for the insect.
  8. A dessert made of shredded coconuts and tropical fruits such as pineapples and oranges; some recipes also include ingredients such as marshmallow and cream.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ambrosia

  1. ambrosia

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ambrosia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative ambrosia ambrosiat
genitive ambrosian ambrosioiden
ambrosioitten
partitive ambrosiaa ambrosioita
illative ambrosiaan ambrosioihin
singular plural
nominative ambrosia ambrosiat
accusative nom. ambrosia ambrosiat
gen. ambrosian
genitive ambrosian ambrosioiden
ambrosioitten
ambrosiainrare
partitive ambrosiaa ambrosioita
inessive ambrosiassa ambrosioissa
elative ambrosiasta ambrosioista
illative ambrosiaan ambrosioihin
adessive ambrosialla ambrosioilla
ablative ambrosialta ambrosioilta
allative ambrosialle ambrosioille
essive ambrosiana ambrosioina
translative ambrosiaksi ambrosioiksi
instructive ambrosioin
abessive ambrosiatta ambrosioitta
comitative ambrosioineen
Possessive forms of ambrosia (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person ambrosiani ambrosiamme
2nd person ambrosiasi ambrosianne
3rd person ambrosiansa

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ambrosia, borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀμβροσίᾱ (ambrosíā, immortality).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /amˈbrɔ.zja/
  • Rhymes: -ɔzja
  • Hyphenation: am‧brò‧sia

Noun[edit]

ambrosia f (plural ambrosie)

  1. ambrosia (all senses)
  2. (figuratively) honeydew

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀμβροσία (ambrosía, immortality), from ἄμβροτος (ámbrotos, immortal).

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ambrosia f (genitive ambrosiae); first declension

  1. The food of the gods; ambrosia.
  2. The unguent of the gods.
  3. The plant, artemisia, of the genus Artemisia.
  4. An antidote to a poison.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ambrosia ambrosiae
Genitive ambrosiae ambrosiārum
Dative ambrosiae ambrosiīs
Accusative ambrosiam ambrosiās
Ablative ambrosiā ambrosiīs
Vocative ambrosia ambrosiae

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  • Catalan: ambrosia
  • English: ambrosia
  • Finnish: ambrosia

References[edit]

  • ambrosia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ambrosia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ambrosia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • ambrosia in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • ambrosia in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ambrosia in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ɐ̃.bɾoˈzi.ɐ/, [ɐ̃.bɾoˈzi.ɐ]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ɐ̃.bɾuˈzi.ɐ/, [ɐ̃.bɾuˈzi.ɐ]

Noun[edit]

ambrosia f (plural ambrosias)

  1. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) ambrosia (food of gods or delicious foods)