cyclamen

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from New Latin cyclamen, from Latin cyclamino.

Noun[edit]

cyclamen (plural cyclamens)

  1. Any of various flowering plants, of the genus Cyclamen, widely cultivated as a houseplant, having decorative leaves and solitary flowers.
    Synonym: sowbread
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 3, in The China Governess[1]:
      Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine, while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.
    • 1973, Patrick Millington Synge, In search of flowers:
      An interesting cyclamen was also found here with dark rounded unmarbled leaves, but unfortunately without flowers []

Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: シクラメン (shikuramen)
  • Chinese: 仙客來 (xiānkèlái)

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

un cyclamen

cyclamen m (plural cyclamens)

  1. cyclamen

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cyclamen n (genitive cyclaminis); third declension

  1. Alternative form of cyclamīnos

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cyclamen cyclamina
Genitive cyclaminis cyclaminum
Dative cyclaminī cyclaminibus
Accusative cyclamen cyclamina
Ablative cyclamine cyclaminibus
Vocative cyclamen cyclamina

Descendants[edit]

All are borrowed

References[edit]

  • cyclămĕn in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 460/3