ebur

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Latin[edit]

ebur Bȳzantīnum (a Byzantine ivory)

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Etymology[edit]

Loan word, probably from Egyptian 3bw:

Ab b w E26

but also note Sanskrit इभ (íbha). In any case, probably cognate with Ancient Greek ἐλέφας (eléphas, elephant)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ebur n (genitive eboris); third declension

  1. ivory (material)
  2. a thing made of ivory.
  3. (figuratively) an elephant

Declension[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ebur ebora
genitive eboris eborum
dative eborī eboribus
accusative ebur ebora
ablative ebore eboribus
vocative ebur ebora

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References[edit]

  • ĕbur in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ebur in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ĕbŭr” on page 568/3 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • ebur in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ebur in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • ebur” on pages 583–4 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)

Meriam[edit]

Noun[edit]

ebur

  1. bird

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *eburaz. Cognates include Old English eofor, Old Norse jǫfurr.

Noun[edit]

ebur m

  1. boar

Descendants[edit]