cucurbita

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cucurbita. Doublet of zucca and cocuzza.

Noun[edit]

cucurbita f (plural cucurbite)

  1. gourd

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly related to cucumis (cucumber), or to corbis (basket), corbīta (freight vessel). Maybe from Sanskrit चिर्भट m (cirbhaṭa, long melon, Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. conomon syn. Cucumis melo var. utilissimus), चर्भट m (carbhaṭa, idem), चिर्भटी f (cirbhaṭī, idem), but the mediation is unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cucurbita f (genitive cucurbitae); first declension

  1. gourd, cucurbit, including watermelon
  2. dolt

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cucurbita cucurbitae
Genitive cucurbitae cucurbitārum
Dative cucurbitae cucurbitīs
Accusative cucurbitam cucurbitās
Ablative cucurbitā cucurbitīs
Vocative cucurbita cucurbitae

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References[edit]

  • cucurbita in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cucurbita in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cucurbita in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • cucurbita in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Genaust, Helmut (1996), “Cucúrbita”, in Etymologisches Wörterbuch der botanischen Pflanzennamen (in German), 3rd edition, Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag, →ISBN, pages 188b–189a