florus

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Esperanto[edit]

Verb[edit]

florus

  1. conditional of flori

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₁-.[1] Related to Latin flāvus(yellow, blond) and Old High German blāo(blue, dark, grey) (from Proto-Germanic *blēwaz).[2] Originally a colour adjective (as in Romanian), it was later reinterpreted as a derivation from flōs or flōreō.

Adjective[edit]

florus

  1. (rare) yellow, blond; flowering; shining, bright

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ cf. Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill – who does not mention flōrus – for flāvus and Proto-Germanic *blēwa-
  2. ^ Schrijver, Peter (1991), “IV.C.1.5.3 eh₃C”, in The Reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Latin, Amsterdam; Atlanta: Rodopi, page 147