cucurbita

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

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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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