granum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the late 19th c., from Latin grānum (grain, seed or small kernel). Doublet of gram, grain, and corn.

Noun[edit]

granum (plural grana)

  1. (biology) A stack-like structure in plant chloroplasts that contain chlorophyll; the site of photosynthesis.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *grānom from Proto-Indo-European *ǵr̥h₂nóm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

grānum n (genitive grānī); second declension

  1. A grain, seed or small kernel.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative grānum grāna
Genitive grānī grānōrum
Dative grānō grānīs
Accusative grānum grāna
Ablative grānō grānīs
Vocative grānum grāna

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References[edit]

  • granum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • granum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • granum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • granum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 722
  • granum in Georges, Karl Ernst; Georges (1913–1918) Ausführliches lateinisch-deutsches Handwörterbuch, Hahnsche Buchhandlung, page 2962