cembra

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Borrowed from New Latin cembra.

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cembra (plural cembras)

  1. The Swiss pine, Pinus cembra.
    • 1924, Katharine Symonds Furse, Ski-running[1]:
      Among the cembra trees in the Engadine the snow may be sprinkled with the nuts out of the cones.
    • 1884, John Addington Symonds, New Italian sketches[2]:
      Then comes the descent, with its forests of larch and cembra, golden and dark green upon a ground of grey, and in front the serried shafts of the Bernina, and here and there a glimpse of emerald lake at turnings of the road.
    • 1881, Alexander Leslie, The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II[3]:
      It consists principally of pines: the cembra pine (Pinus Cembra, L.), valued for its seeds, enormous larches, the nearly awl-formed Siberian pine (Pinus sibirica, LEDEB.), the fir (Pinus obovata, TURCZ.), and scattered trees of the common pine (Pinus sylvestris, L.)

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish cimbra, derived from cimbrar (to rock; to sway), from Vulgar Latin *cīnctūrāre, derived from Classical Latin cīnctūra (belt).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃem.bra/
  • Rhymes: -embra
  • Hyphenation: cem‧bra

Noun[edit]

cembra f (plural cembre)

  1. (architecture) A type of molding.

References[edit]

  • cembra in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of the dialectal German Zember.

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cembra f (genitive cembrae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) Swiss stone pine (Pinus cembra)

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cembra cembrae
Genitive cembrae cembrārum
Dative cembrae cembrīs
Accusative cembram cembrās
Ablative cembrā cembrīs
Vocative cembra cembrae

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