conifer

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cōnifer (bearing cones), from cōnus (cone) + ferō (to bear).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɒnɪfə(ɹ)/
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Noun[edit]

conifer (plural conifers)

  1. (botany) A plant belonging to the order Coniferales; a cone-bearing seed plant with vascular tissue, usually a tree.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cōnus (cone) +‎ -fer (-bearing)

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Adjective[edit]

cōnifer (feminine cōnifera, neuter cōniferum); first/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er)

  1. (hapax) bearing conical fruit
    Synonym: cōniger
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 3.677–681:
      cernimus astantis nequiquam lumine torvo
      Aetnaeos fratres caelo capita alta ferentis,
      concilium horrendum: quales cum vertice celso
      aeriae quercus aut coniferae cyparissi
      constiterunt, silva alta Iovis lucusve Dianae.
      • Translation by David West
        We saw the brotherhood of Etna standing there helpless, each with his one eye glaring and head held high in the sky, a fearsome gathering, standing like high-topped mountain oaks or cone-bearing cypresses in Jupiter's soaring forest or the grove of Diana.

Usage notes[edit]

Attested once in the Classical period (see quotations above).

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er).

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative cōnifer cōnifera cōniferum cōniferī cōniferae cōnifera
Genitive cōniferī cōniferae cōniferī cōniferōrum cōniferārum cōniferōrum
Dative cōniferō cōniferō cōniferīs
Accusative cōniferum cōniferam cōniferum cōniferōs cōniferās cōnifera
Ablative cōniferō cōniferā cōniferō cōniferīs
Vocative cōnifer cōnifera cōniferum cōniferī cōniferae cōnifera

References[edit]

  • conifer”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • conifer”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin conifer, French conifère.

Noun[edit]

conifer n (plural conifere)

  1. conifer

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