laudanum

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by Paracelsus for a tincture he made containing opium, from New Latin, from Latin laudō (I praise), or ladanum (a gum resin), from Ancient Greek λάδανον (ládanon). Originally the same word as ladanum, labdanum, compare French laudanum, Italian laudano, ladano. See ladanum.

Noun[edit]

laudanum (usually uncountable, plural laudanums)

  1. A tincture of opium, once widely used for various medical purposes and as a recreational drug.

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Verb[edit]

laudanum (third-person singular simple present laudanums, present participle laudanuming, simple past and past participle laudanumed)

  1. (transitive) To add laudanum to (a drink or the like).
  2. (rare) To cause (a person) to be high on laudanum.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

laudanum n

  1. laudanum (tincture of opium)

French[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

laudanum m (usually uncountable, plural laudanums)

  1. laudanum

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Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

laudanum n (genitive laudanī); second declension

  1. laudanum

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative laudanum laudana
genitive laudanī laudanōrum
dative laudanō laudanīs
accusative laudanum laudana
ablative laudanō laudanīs
vocative laudanum laudana

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “laudanum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre