belladonna

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Etymology[edit]

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Borrowing from 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.

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Noun[edit]

belladonna ‎(plural belladonnas)

  1. A plant, Atropa belladonna, having purple bell-shaped flowers and poisonous black glossy berries.
  2. An alkaloid extracted from this plant, sometimes used medicinally, containing atropine.
    • 2005 June 13, Edmund White, “My Women: Learning how to love them.”, in The New Yorker:
      Cathy teetered downstairs on very high heels, her hair swept up in a disintegrating “brioche”, her eyes glistening with belladonna drops.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from 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).

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  • Hyphenation: bel‧la‧don‧na

Noun[edit]

belladonna f, m ‎(plural belladonna's, diminutive belladonnaatje n)

  1. belladonna, deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna)

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from 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).

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  • Hyphenation: bel‧la‧don‧na

Noun[edit]

belladonna

  1. belladonna, deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of belladonna (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative belladonna belladonnat
genitive belladonnan belladonnien
partitive belladonnaa belladonnia
illative belladonnaan belladonniin
singular plural
nominative belladonna belladonnat
accusative nom. belladonna belladonnat
gen. belladonnan
genitive belladonnan belladonnien
belladonnainrare
partitive belladonnaa belladonnia
inessive belladonnassa belladonnissa
elative belladonnasta belladonnista
illative belladonnaan belladonniin
adessive belladonnalla belladonnilla
ablative belladonnalta belladonnilta
allative belladonnalle belladonnille
essive belladonnana belladonnina
translative belladonnaksi belladonniksi
instructive belladonnin
abessive belladonnatta belladonnitta
comitative belladonnineen

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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  • IPA(key): /ˌbɛl.laˈdɔn.na/
  • Hyphenation: bel‧la‧dòn‧na

Noun[edit]

belladonna f ‎(plural belledonne)

  1. deadly nightshade, belladonna (Atropa belladonna)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from 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).

Noun[edit]

belladonna f ‎(genitive belladonnae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) belladonna (Atropa belladonna)

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First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative belladonna belladonnae
genitive belladonnae belladonnārum
dative belladonnae belladonnīs
accusative belladonnam belladonnās
ablative belladonnā belladonnīs
vocative belladonna belladonnae

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