cicuta

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin cicūta.

Noun[edit]

cicuta (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Hemlock.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: What It Is. With All the Kindes, Cavses, Symptomes, Prognosticks, and Seuerall Cvres of It. In Three Maine Partitions, with Their Seuerall Sections, Members, and Svbsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically Opened and Cut Up, by Democritvs Iunior, with a Satyricall Preface, Conducing to the Following Discourse, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , II.4.1.ii:
      cicuta, or hemlock, is a strong poison in Greece, but with us it hath no such violent effects […].

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cicūta.

Noun[edit]

cicuta f (plural cicute)

  1. hemlock

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same Proto-Indo-European source as English kex, Cornish cegas, and Welsh cegid (hemlock).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cicūta f (genitive cicūtae); first declension

  1. a plant, poison hemlock, probably either Conium maculatum or Cicuta virosa
  2. the juice of the hemlock given to prisoners as poison
  3. a pipe or flute made from the stalks or stems of the hemlock

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cicūta cicūtae
genitive cicūtae cicūtārum
dative cicūtae cicūtīs
accusative cicūtam cicūtās
ablative cicūtā cicūtīs
vocative cicūta cicūtae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Siegfried, Miscellanea Celtica, p. 32

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin cicuta (hemlock; pipe). Compare the inherited doublet cegude.

Noun[edit]

cicuta f (plural cicutas)

  1. hemlock (poisonous plant of genus Conium)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin cicuta (hemlock; pipe).

Noun[edit]

cicuta f (plural cicutas)

  1. hemlock