inula

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin inula. Compare elecampane.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

inula (countable and uncountable, plural inulas)

  1. Any of several plants of the genus Inula, such as elecampane.
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 45:
      In springtime the ruins are a blaze of contrapuntal colour: wild gladioli of magenta, bright yellow inulas and spiky acanthus thrust up among sarcophagi carpeted with tiny blue saxifrage and sprawled over by convolvulus with great pink trumpets.
  2. The dried root of such a plant used as a stimulant.

Anagrams[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin inula.

Noun[edit]

inula f (plural inule)

  1. inula

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

inula f (genitive inulae); first declension

  1. Any of several plants of the genus Inula, including elecampane.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative inula inulae
Genitive inulae inulārum
Dative inulae inulīs
Accusative inulam inulās
Ablative inulā inulīs
Vocative inula inulae

References[edit]

  • inula in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • inula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers