beladona

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian belladonna ‎(bella donna, literally beautiful lady), altered by folk etymology from Medieval Latin bladona ‎(nightshade), from Gaulish *blātōnā, blātunā, from Proto-Celtic *blātus ‎(flower), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰléh₃tus, from *bʰleh₃- ‎(blossom, flower). The folk etymology was motivated by the cosmetic use of nightshade for dilating the eyes.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

beladona f (plural beladonas)

  1. belladonna, deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian belladonna ‎(bella donna, literally beautiful lady), altered by folk etymology from Medieval Latin bladona ‎(nightshade), from Gaulish *blātōnā, blātunā, from Proto-Celtic *blātus ‎(flower), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰléh₃tus, from *bʰleh₃- ‎(blossom, flower).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /beladǒːna/
  • Hyphenation: be‧la‧do‧na

Noun[edit]

beladóna f ‎(Cyrillic spelling беладо́на)

  1. belladonna, deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna)

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