belladonna

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English[edit]

Atropa belladonna
Atropa belladonna

Etymology[edit]

From Italian 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]

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Wikispecies belladonna ‎(plural belladonnas)

  1. a plant, Atropa belladonna, having purple bell-shaped flowers and poisonous black glossy berries; deadly nightshade
  2. an alkaloid extracted from this plant, sometimes used medicinally, containing atropine
    • 2005 June 13, Edmund White, “My Women: Learning how to love them.”, 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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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bel‧la‧don‧na

Noun[edit]

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

  1. belladonna, deadly nightshade

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Finnish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bel‧la‧don‧na

Noun[edit]

belladonna

  1. 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]

Noun[edit]

belladonna f ‎(plural belladonne)

  1. belladonna (plant)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian bella donna ‎(literally beautiful lady). More at the English belladonna.

Adjective[edit]

belladonna f ‎(genitive belladonnae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) belladonna

Declension[edit]

First declension.

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

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