medus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *médʰu, like English mead.

Noun[edit]

mēdus m (genitive mēdī); second declension

  1. A kind of mead

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mēdus mēdī
genitive mēdī mēdōrum
dative mēdō mēdīs
accusative mēdum mēdōs
ablative mēdō mēdīs
vocative mēde mēdī

References[edit]

  • medus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “medus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

Latvian[edit]

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Medus

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *medu-, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰu. Cognates include Lithuanian medùs, Old Prussian meddo, Old Church Slavonic медъ (medŭ), Russian мёд (mjod), Belarusian мед (med), Ukrainian мід (mid), мед (mid, med), Bulgarian мед (med), Czech med, Polish miód, Old Irish mid (mead), Old High German metu, German Met, English mead, Sanskrit मधु (mádhu, sweet drink, honey), Scythian madu, Tocharian B mīt.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

medus m (3rd declension)

  1. honey
    medus kārehoneycomb
    medus maizehoney bread
    medus cepumihoney biscuits
    ziedu medusblossom honey
    mākslīgais medusartificial honey
    salds kā medusas sweet as honey

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “medus”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *medu-, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰu. Cognates include Latvian medus, Old Prussian meddo, Old Church Slavonic медъ (medŭ), Russian мёд (mjod), Belarusian мед (med), Ukrainian мід (mid), мед (mid, med), Bulgarian мед (med), Czech med, Polish miód, Old Irish mid (mead), Old High German metu, German Met, English mead, Sanskrit मधु (mádhu, sweet drink, honey), Scythian madu, Tocharian B mīt.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

medus m

  1. honey

Declension[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “medus”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7