humus

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Latin humus.

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Noun[edit]

humus ‎(usually uncountable, plural humuses)

  1. A large group of natural organic compounds, found in the soil, formed from the chemical and biological decomposition of plant and animal residues and from the synthetic activity of microorganisms
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Turkish humus or Arabic حُمُّص ‎(ḥummuṣ).

Noun[edit]

humus ‎(uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of hummus

Finnish[edit]

(index hu)

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Etymology[edit]

< Latin humus

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhumus/
  • Hyphenation: hu‧mus

Noun[edit]

humus

  1. humus

Declension[edit]

Inflection of humus (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative humus humukset
genitive humuksen humusten
humuksien
partitive humusta humuksia
illative humukseen humuksiin
singular plural
nominative humus humukset
accusative nom. humus humukset
gen. humuksen
genitive humuksen humusten
humuksien
partitive humusta humuksia
inessive humuksessa humuksissa
elative humuksesta humuksista
illative humukseen humuksiin
adessive humuksella humuksilla
ablative humukselta humuksilta
allative humukselle humuksille
essive humuksena humuksina
translative humukseksi humuksiksi
instructive humuksin
abessive humuksetta humuksitta
comitative humuksineen

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *ɣomos, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm. Cognates include Sanskrit क्ष ‎(kṣa) and Ancient Greek χθών ‎(khthṓn). Related to homō ‎(human being, man).[1]

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Noun[edit]

humus f ‎(genitive humī); second declension

  1. ground
  2. earth, soil

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, with locative.

Case Singular Plural
nominative humus humī
genitive humī humōrum
dative humō humīs
accusative humum humōs
ablative humō
humu
humīs
vocative hume humī
locative humī

humus is one of a handful of common nouns that take the locative case (humī); other such nouns include domus and rūs. Also, irregular ablative singular humu once used by Varro.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “humus”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 292

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin humus.

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Noun[edit]

humus m inan

  1. humus

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin humus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /xǔːmus/
  • Hyphenation: hu‧mus

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húmus m ‎(Cyrillic spelling ху́мус)

  1. humus

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

humus m ‎(plural humus)

  1. hummus