marrubium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

marrubium (plural marrubiums)

  1. Any of the genus Marrubium of bitter aromatic plants; horehound.

Latin[edit]

marrubium

Etymology[edit]

Said to be unknown[1], but since it is a bitter plant the first part of it is easily identifiable as the Semitic word for “bitter”, Arabic مُرّ(murr) etc., unless it is the same word as treated under مَرْو(marw, fragrant herbs) ex Aramaic מַרְוָא‎ / ܡܲܪܘܵܐ(marwā, Origanum syriacum syn. Origanum maru), whence Latin marum.

Noun[edit]

marrubium n (genitive marrubiī or marrubī); second declension

  1. horehound, a herb used against respiratory maladies

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative marrubium marrubia
Genitive marrubiī
marrubī1
marrubiōrum
Dative marrubiō marrubiīs
Accusative marrubium marrubia
Ablative marrubiō marrubiīs
Vocative marrubium marrubia

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

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • marrubium”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • marrubium”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1954), “marrubium”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume II, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 43