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From Ancient Greek μύρτος (múrtos, myrtle), from a Semitic root M-R-R meaning bitter. Compare Arabic مُرّ (murr, bitter), Hebrew מֹר (mor, bitterness, acrimony).



myrtus f (genitive myrtī); second declension

  1. myrtle (tree)
    • 23 BCE, Horace, Carmina, Book I:4.9-10
      Nunc decet aut uiridi nitidum caput impedire myrto / aut flore, terrae quem ferunt solutae
      Now its right to garland our gleaming heads, with green myrtle or flowers, / whatever the unfrozen earth now bears


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative myrtus myrtī
genitive myrtī myrtōrum
dative myrtō myrtīs
accusative myrtum myrtōs
ablative myrtō myrtīs
vocative myrte myrtī

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  • myrtus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • myrtus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • myrtus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • myrtus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers