hordeum

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰrzdeyom ‎(bristly) after the long prickly awns of the ear of grain. Cognate to Old High German gersta ‎(barley), German Gerste ‎(barley). Related to Latin horreo ‎(to bristle), hirsutus ‎(hairy), and ericius ‎(urchin)

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Noun[edit]

hordeum n ‎(genitive hordeī); second declension

  1. barley

Usage notes[edit]

Classical writers used plural forms, but critics such as Bavius claimed that it should only be used in the singular.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative hordeum hordea
genitive hordeī hordeōrum
dative hordeō hordeīs
accusative hordeum hordea
ablative hordeō hordeīs
vocative hordeum hordea

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References[edit]

  • hordeum” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.