malum cotonium

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Ancient Greek κυδώνιον μῆλον (kudṓnion mêlon, literally apple of Cydonia), named after a town in Crete.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈmaː.lum koˈtoː.ni.um/, [ˈmaː.lˠʊ̃ˑ kɔˈt̪oː.ni.ʊ̃ˑ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈma.lum koˈto.ni.um/, [ˈmaː.lum kɔˈt̪ɔː.ni.um]

Noun[edit]

mālum cotōnium n (genitive mālī cotōniī); second declension

  1. the quince, fruit of the Cydonia

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter) with a second-declension adjective.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mālum cotōnium māla cotōnia
Genitive mālī cotōniī mālōrum cotōniōrum
Dative mālō cotōniō mālīs cotōniīs
Accusative mālum cotōnium māla cotōnia
Ablative mālō cotōniō mālīs cotōniīs
Vocative mālum cotōnium māla cotōnia

Descendants[edit]

  • English: quince
  • Italian: cotogna
  • Spanish: melocotón (peach)