linum

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See also: Linum and línum

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *līno-. Cognate with Lithuanian linas, Greek λίνον (línon), Russian лён (ljon), Serbo-Croatian lan, Albanian li, Old English līne (line, rope, cord). More at line.

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Noun[edit]

līnum n (genitive līnī); second declension

  1. flax
  2. linen cloth; garment made of linen
  3. rope, line, string, thread, cord, cable
  4. net for hunting or fishing
  5. wick of a lamp
  6. sail

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative līnum līna
genitive līnī līnōrum
dative līnō līnīs
accusative līnum līna
ablative līnō līnīs
vocative līnum līna

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References[edit]

  • linum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • linum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “linum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • linum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to open a letter: epistulam solvere, aperire, resignare (of Romans also linum incīdere)
  • linum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

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Noun[edit]

linum (plural linums)

  1. flax

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