balanus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βάλανος (bálanos).

Noun[edit]

balanus f (genitive balanī); second declension

  1. an acorn
  2. a fruit or other object similar in form to an acorn:
    1. a chestnut
    2. the ben-nut (Moringa)
    3. a date
    4. a suppository
    5. a species of shellfish

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative balanus balanī
genitive balanī balanōrum
dative balanō balanīs
accusative balanum balanōs
ablative balanō balanīs
vocative balane balanī

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

balanus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press

  • balanus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “balanus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • balanus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • balanus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray