anemone

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English[edit]

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Anemone hortensis

Etymology[edit]

From Latin anemōnē, from Ancient Greek ἀνεμώνη (anemṓnē), from ἄνεμος (ánemos, wind) + matronymic suffix -ώνη (-ṓnē, daughter of the wind).[1]

Or from Phoenician *𐤍𐤏𐤌𐤍(*nʿmn), akin to Arabic شَقَائِق اَلنُّعْمَان(šaqāʾiq an-nuʿmān, anemones) and Hebrew (Isaiah Scroll) נִטְעֵי נַעֲמָנִים(nit'ei na'amanim, plants of pleasantness).[2][3][4]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /əˈnɛm.ə.ni/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛməni

Often metathesized as IPA(key): /əˈnɛn.ə.mi/

Noun[edit]

anemone (plural anemones)

  1. Any plant of the genus Anemone, of the Ranunculaceae (or buttercup) family, such as the windflower.
    • 1922 , James Joyce, Ulysses, chapter V:[1]
      Then walking slowly forward he read the letter again, murmuring here and there a word. Angry tulips with you darling manflower punish your cactus if you don’t please poor forgetmenot how I long violets to dear roses when we soon anemone meet all naughty nightstalk wife Martha’s perfume. Having read it all (...)
  2. A sea anemone.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "anemone". Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. 2nd ed. 1989.
  2. ^ Edward Yechezkel Kutscher, The Language and Linguistic Background of the Isiah Scroll (Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 1974), 380; first published in Hebrew, in Jerusalem, 1959.
  3. ^ Babcock, Philip, ed., Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged, s.v. "anemone" (Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webser, 1993).
  4. ^ C.T. Onions, The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, s.v. "anemone" (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967).

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin anemōnē, from Ancient Greek ἀνεμώνη (anemṓnē).

Noun[edit]

anemone f (plural anemones)

  1. (botany) anemone
  2. (zoology) sea anemone
    Synonym: anemone de mar

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin anemōnē.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈnɛ.mo.ne/
  • Rhymes: -ɛmone
  • Hyphenation: a‧nè‧mo‧ne

Noun[edit]

anemone m (plural anemoni)

  1. anemone

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Further reading[edit]

  • anemone in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

anemōnae (windflowers)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀνεμώνη (anemṓnē). Pliny says it was so called because the flowers opened only when the wind blew.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

anemōnē f (genitive anemōnēs); first declension

  1. windflower, anemone

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun (Greek-type).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative anemōnē anemōnae
Genitive anemōnēs anemōnārum
Dative anemōnae anemōnīs
Accusative anemōnēn anemōnās
Ablative anemōnē anemōnīs
Vocative anemōnē anemōnae

Descendants[edit]

  • English: anemone
  • French: anémone

References[edit]

  • anemone in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • anemone in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • anemone in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aneˈmone/, [a.neˈmo.ne]

Noun[edit]

anemone f (plural anemones)

  1. Alternative form of anémona

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