cyprus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κύπρος (kúpros, henna), from Akkadian 𒇒𒌓𒀀 (kupru, bitumen, pitch) from Akkadian 𒅗𒉺𒊒 (kapāru, to smear, to daub on).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cyprus m (genitive cyprī); second declension

  1. henna
    • 1833, Freytag, Georg, “cyprus”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum[1], volume 2, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 182b:
      رَقَنَ n. a. رَقْنٌ i. q. رَقَمَ aut pro eo  1) Notavit, scripsit, pinxit, cypro tinxit. […] II [رَقَّنَ]‎ Tinxit cypro barbam suam senex c. a. […] IV [أَرْقَنَ]‎ Tinxit barbam suam cypro c. a. […] رِقَانٌ,‎ رَقُونٌ Cyprus (Lawsonia inermis Lin.); et Crocus. […] إِرْقَانٌ Cyprus (Lawsonia inermis Lin.); et Crocus.
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Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cyprus cyprī
Genitive cyprī cyprōrum
Dative cyprō cyprīs
Accusative cyprum cyprōs
Ablative cyprō cyprīs
Vocative cypre cyprī