azureus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Arabic لَازُوَرْد (lāzuward, lapis lazuli), from Persian لاجورد (lâjvard, lapis lazuli)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

azureus (feminine azurea, neuter azureum); first/second declension

  1. (Medieval Latin, New Latin) Of a deep blue colour.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative azureus azurea azureum azureī azureae azurea
genitive azureī azureae azureī azureōrum azureārum azureōrum
dative azureō azureō azureīs
accusative azureum azuream azureum azureōs azureās azurea
ablative azureō azureā azureō azureīs
vocative azuree azurea azureum azureī azureae azurea

Usage notes[edit]

  • This adjective is most common as a species epithet in botanical names. In plants, because real blue is so rare and the quality of the colour changes with time, colours which would otherwise be grouped as purple or violet are considered to be blue.

References[edit]

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets