lilium

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Latin[edit]

līlium (a lily)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek λείριον (leírion), from Fayyumic Coptic ϩⲗⲏⲣⲓ (hlēri), from Demotic Demotic ḥrrj.png (ḥrry), from Egyptian

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(ḥrrt, flower).

Perhaps also the root of Sanskrit हली (halī), हलिनी (halinī, lily).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

līlium n (genitive līliī or līlī); second declension

  1. a lily

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative līlium līlia
Genitive līliī
līlī1
līliōrum
Dative līliō līliīs
Accusative līlium līlia
Ablative līliō līliīs
Vocative līlium līlia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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References[edit]

  • lilium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lilium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lilium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • lilium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette