caltha

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See also: Caltha

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the genus name (Latin caltha).

Noun[edit]

caltha (plural calthas)

  1. (botany) A plant of the genus Caltha; a marsh marigold.

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κάλαθος (kálathos), καλθε (kalthe, yellow flower), later “goblet” (because of its shape), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃- (gleam, yellow).

Noun[edit]

caltha f (genitive calthae); first declension

  1. marigold

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative caltha calthae
Genitive calthae calthārum
Dative calthae calthīs
Accusative caltham calthās
Ablative calthā calthīs
Vocative caltha calthae

Descendants[edit]

  • Eastern Romance:
    • Romanian: calce (uncertain but likely)
  • Italian: calta
  • Old Spanish:
  • French: caltha
  • Vulgar Latin: *calthinus

References[edit]

  • caltha”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • caltha”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • caltha in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette