ginseng

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Translingual[edit]

Noun[edit]

ginseng

  1. ginseng; used as a specific epithet

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English[edit]

(American) ginseng
ginseng roots

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Hokkien 人參 (jîn-som).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɪnsɛŋ/, /ˈd͡ʒɪnsɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪnsɛŋ

Noun[edit]

ginseng (countable and uncountable, plural ginsengs)

  1. Any plant of two species of the genus Panax (Panax ginseng and Panax quinquefolius), having forked roots supposed to have medicinal properties.
  2. The root of such a plant, or an extract of these roots.
    • 1855, Sir Richard Burton, Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah, Dover 1964, page 56-7:
      When the Afghan princes find it necessary to employ Chob-Chini, (the Jin-seng, or China root so celebrated as a purifier, tonic, and aphrodisiac) they choose the spring season.
    • 2013 March 1, David S. Senchina, “Athletics and Herbal Supplements”, in American Scientist[1], volume 101, number 2, page 134:
      Athletes' use of herbal supplements has skyrocketed in the past two decades. At the top of the list of popular herbs are echinacea and ginseng, whereas garlic, St. John's wort, soybean, ephedra and others are also surging in popularity or have been historically prevalent.

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Finnish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from English ginseng.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡinseŋː/, [ˈɡins̠e̞ŋː]
  • Rhymes: -inseŋː
  • Syllabification(key): gin‧seng

Noun[edit]

ginseng

  1. ginseng (plant)
    Synonym: ginsengjuuri

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ginseng (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative ginseng ginsengit
genitive ginsengin ginsengien
partitive ginsengiä ginsengejä
illative ginsengiin ginsengeihin
singular plural
nominative ginseng ginsengit
accusative nom. ginseng ginsengit
gen. ginsengin
genitive ginsengin ginsengien
partitive ginsengiä ginsengejä
inessive ginsengissä ginsengeissä
elative ginsengistä ginsengeistä
illative ginsengiin ginsengeihin
adessive ginsengillä ginsengeillä
ablative ginsengiltä ginsengeiltä
allative ginsengille ginsengeille
essive ginsenginä ginsengeinä
translative ginsengiksi ginsengeiksi
instructive ginsengein
abessive ginsengittä ginsengeittä
comitative ginsengeineen
Possessive forms of ginseng (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person ginsengini ginsengimme
2nd person ginsengisi ginsenginne
3rd person ginsenginsä

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hokkien 人參.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʒin.sɛŋ/, /ʒin.sɑ̃ɡ/, /ʒɛ̃.sɑ̃/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

ginseng m (usually uncountable, plural ginsengs)

  1. ginseng (plant)

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ginseng m (usually uncountable, plural ginsengs)

  1. ginseng (any of several plants of the genus Panax)
  2. ginseng (root or extract of the ginseng plant)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ginseng.

Noun[edit]

ginseng m (uncountable)

  1. ginseng

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