lignum

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-no- (that which is collected), from *leǵ-.

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Noun[edit]

lignum n (genitive lignī); second declension

  1. firewood
  2. (later Latin) wood tissue
  3. tree
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Psalm.1.3:
      Et erit tamquam lignum transplantatum iuxta rivulos aquarum quod fructum suum dabit in tempore suo et folium eius non defluet et omne quod fecerit prosperabitur
      And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running waters, which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season. And his leaf shall not fall off: and all whosoever he shall do shall prosper (Duoay-Rheims translation)

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lignum ligna
Genitive lignī lignōrum
Dative lignō lignīs
Accusative lignum ligna
Ablative lignō lignīs
Vocative lignum ligna

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