ficus

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See also: Ficus and -ficus

English[edit]

Ficus elastica

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fīcus (fig).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ficus (plural ficuses)

  1. (botany) Any plant belonging to the genus Ficus, including the rubber plant.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fīcus (fig).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

ficus m (plural ficussen, diminutive ficusje n)

  1. any plant belonging to the genus Ficus

Latin[edit]

fīcī (figs)

Etymology[edit]

Potentially related to Ancient Greek σῦκον (sûkon) and Old Armenian թուզ (tʿuz) via a Mediterranean substrate form *θuiko- or the like. Possibly Semitic: see Phoenician 𐤐𐤀𐤂(pʾg, half-ripe fig).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fīcus m or f (variously declined, genitive fīcī or fīcūs); second declension, fourth declension

  1. fig tree
  2. fig (fruit)
  3. hemorrhoids

Declension[edit]

Even among Classical grammarians, the gender (masculine or feminine) and declension (second or fourth) were debated. Second-declension noun or fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fīcus fīcī
fīcūs
Genitive fīcī
fīcūs
fīcōrum
fīcuum
Dative fīcō
fīcuī
fīcīs
fīcibus
Accusative fīcum fīcōs
fīcūs
Ablative fīcō
fīcū
fīcīs
fīcibus
Vocative fīce
fīcus
fīcī
fīcūs

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Descendants[edit]

  • Aromanian: hic, hicu
  • Ligurian: fîgo
  • Italo-Dalmatian
  • Old French: fie
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Sardinian: ficu, figu
  • Venetian: figo
  • West Iberian
  • Albanian: fik
  • Basque: piku
  • English: ficus
  • Vulgar Latin: *fīca
Unsorted borrowings

References[edit]

  • ficus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ficus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ficus 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)
  • ficus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • ficus in Samuel Ball Platner (1929), Thomas Ashby, editor, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, London: Oxford University Press

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ficus

Noun[edit]

ficus m (plural ficuși)

  1. ficus

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