asparagus

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English[edit]

Bundles of green and white asparagus

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin asparagus, sparagus, from Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος (aspáragos), variant of ἀσφάραγος (aspháragos). Displaced Old English eorþnafola.

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Noun[edit]

asparagus (plural asparagus or asparaguses or asparagusses or asparagi)

  1. Any of various perennial plants of the genus Asparagus having leaflike stems, scalelike leaves, and small flowers.
    Synonyms: sparrowgrass, sparagus, sparagrass
  2. The young shoots of Asparagus officinalis eaten as a vegetable.
  3. (color) A green colour, like that of an asparagus.
    asparagus:  

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Also found in Medieval Latin. From Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος (aspáragos), variant of ἀσφάραγος (aspháragos).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

asparagus m (genitive asparagī); second declension

  1. asparagus; shoot, sprout-like asparagus, samphire
    • c. 160 BC, Marcus Porcius Cato, De agri cultura[1], archived from the original on 2022-04-03, chapter 161:
      Deinde fossulās facitō, quō rādīcēs asparagī dēmittās.
      Then make little ditches to drop the asparagus roots into.
    • 121 AD, Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, “Divus Augustus”, in De Vita Caesarum, chapter 87:
      Cōtīdiānō sermōne quaedam frequenter et nōtābilius ūsurpāsse eum [Augustum], litterae ipsius autographae ostendunt, in quibus [...] ad exprimendam festīnātae reī vēlōcitātem, celerius quam asparagī cocuntur; [...]
      That in daily conversation he [Augustus] often and famously used certain [expressions], his own handwritten letters show; among these, [...] to express the speed of a thing done quickly, faster than asparaguses are cooked; [...]

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative asparagus asparagī
Genitive asparagī asparagōrum
Dative asparagō asparagīs
Accusative asparagum asparagōs
Ablative asparagō asparagīs
Vocative asparage asparagī

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References[edit]

  • asparagus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • asparagus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • asparagus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin asparagus, from Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος (aspáragos). Doublet of szparag.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /as.paˈra.ɡus/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɡus
  • Syllabification: as‧pa‧ra‧gus

Noun[edit]

asparagus m inan or asparagus m anim

  1. asparagus
    Synonym: szparag

Declension[edit]

or:

Related terms[edit]

adjective
nouns

Further reading[edit]

  • asparagus in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • asparagus in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French asparagus.

Noun[edit]

asparagus m (plural asparaguși)

  1. asparagus

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