lotus

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See also: Lotus and lótus

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lōtus.

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Noun[edit]

lotus (plural lotuses or loti)

  1. A kind of aquatic plant, genus Nelumbo in the family Nelumbonaceae.
  2. A water lily, genus Nymphaea, especially those of Egypt or India.
  3. A legendary plant eaten by the Lotophagi of the Odyssey that caused drowsiness and euphoria.
  4. A number of other plants bearing lotus in their scientific or common names (see Derived terms below).
    1. Diospyros lotus, date plum or Caucasian persimmon.
    2. Lotus, a terrestrial genus with small flowers that includes bird's-foot trefoils and deervetches.
    3. Ziziphus lotus, a shrub species with edible fruit.
  5. An architectural motif of ancient Egyptian temples.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lōtus, from Ancient Greek λωτός (lōtós).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈloː.tʏs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: lo‧tus

Noun[edit]

lotus m (plural lotussen, diminutive lotusje n)

  1. lotus, plant of the genus Nelumbo
  2. used for certain plants of the genus Nymphaea

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lōtus.

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Noun[edit]

lotus m (plural lotus)

  1. lotus

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Perfect passive participle of lavō (wash).

Participle[edit]

lōtus (feminine lōta, neuter lōtum); first/second-declension participle

  1. washed, bathed, having been washed
  2. elegant, luxurious
  3. fashionable, refined
Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative lōtus lōta lōtum lōtī lōtae lōta
Genitive lōtī lōtae lōtī lōtōrum lōtārum lōtōrum
Dative lōtō lōtō lōtīs
Accusative lōtum lōtam lōtum lōtōs lōtās lōta
Ablative lōtō lōtā lōtō lōtīs
Vocative lōte lōta lōtum lōtī lōtae lōta
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

lōtus m (genitive lōtūs); fourth declension

  1. a washing, bathing
Declension[edit]

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lōtus lōtūs
Genitive lōtūs lōtuum
Dative lōtuī lōtibus
Accusative lōtum lōtūs
Ablative lōtū lōtibus
Vocative lōtus lōtūs

Etymology 3[edit]

lōtus (Egyptian water lily)

Variant form of lōtos, from Ancient Greek λωτός (lōtós).

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Noun[edit]

lōtus m (genitive lōtī); second declension

  1. The Egyptian water lily, Nymphaea caerulea
  2. The date plum, Diospyros lotus
  3. The mythical lotus tree, possibly Ziziphus lotus
Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lōtus lōtī
Genitive lōtī lōtōrum
Dative lōtō lōtīs
Accusative lōtum lōtōs
Ablative lōtō lōtīs
Vocative lōte lōtī
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Descendants[edit]
  • Translingual: Lotus
  • Italian: loto

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lōtus.

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Noun[edit]

lotus m (plural lotuși)

  1. lotus

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