herba

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal erba, from Latin herba, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreH₁- ‎(to grow, become green),

Noun[edit]

herba f ‎(plural herbes)

  1. herb
  2. grass
  3. (slang) marijuana

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin herba.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

herba f ‎(plural herbas)

  1. herb (plant lacking wood)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʰreH₁- ‎(to grow, become green), *g(')herə-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

herba f ‎(genitive herbae); first declension

  1. grass, herbage
  2. herb
  3. weeds

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative herba herbae
genitive herbae herbārum
dative herbae herbīs
accusative herbam herbās
ablative herbā herbīs
vocative herba herbae

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References[edit]

  • herba” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • herba” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the vegetable kingdom: arbores stirpesque, herbae stirpesque (De Fin. 5. 11. 33)
    • the crop is in the blade: messis in herbis est (Liv. 25. 15)
    • your crop is still green, i.e. you are still far from your ambition: adhuc tua messis in herba est (proverb.)
  • herba” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016