cucumis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A wanderwort likely ultimately from Sumerian 𒄾 (ukuš2, cucumber) or an unidentified pre-Indo-European Mediterranean substrate language; see Arabic قِثَّاء(qiṯṯāʾ, snake melon).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cucumis m (genitive cucumeris or cucumis); third declension

  1. Armenian cucumber, snake melon, vegetable melon, Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. flexuosus
  2. (Medieval Latin, New Latin) cucumber
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (imparisyllabic non-i-stem or i-stem, accusative singular in -im, ablative singular in ; two different stems).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cucumis cucumerēs
cucumēs
Genitive cucumeris
cucumis
cucumerum
cucumium
Dative cucumerī
cucumī
cucumeribus
cucumibus
Accusative cucumerem
cucumim
cucumerēs
cucumēs
cucumīs
Ablative cucumere
cucumī
cucumeribus
cucumibus
Vocative cucumis cucumerēs
cucumēs
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of cucuma (kettle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cucumīs

  1. dative plural of cucuma
  2. ablative plural of cucuma

References[edit]

  • cucumis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cucumis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cucumis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • ukuš”, in The Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • Janick, Jules; Paris, Harry S.; Parrish, David C. (2007) , “The Cucurbits of Mediterranean Antiquity: Identification of Taxa from Ancient Images and Descriptions”, in Annals of Botany[1], volume 100, issue 7, DOI:10.1093/aob/mcm242, pages 1441–1457