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Borrowing from Latin narcissus, from Ancient Greek νάρκισσος ‎(nárkissos), ultimately either from Pre-Greek or related to νάρκη ‎(nárkē).



narcissus ‎(plural narcissuses or narcissi)

Narcissus (Narcissus poeticus)
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  1. Any of several bulbous flowering plants, of the genus Narcissus, having white or yellow cup- or trumpet-shaped flowers, notably the daffodil
    • 2014 September 26, Charles Quest-Ritson, “The Dutch garden where tulip bulbs live forever: Hortus Bulborum, a volunteer-run Dutch garden, is dedicated to conserving historic varieties before they vanish for good [print version: Inspired by a living bulb archive, 27 September 2014, p. G5]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Gardening)[1]:
      At Hortus Bulborum you will find heirloom narcissi that date back at least to the 15th century and famous old tulips like 'Duc van Tol' (1595) and its sports.
  2. A beautiful young man, like the mythological Greek Narcissus




From Ancient Greek νάρκισσος ‎(nárkissos).


narcissus m ‎(genitive narcissī); second declension

  1. narcissus


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative narcissus narcissī
genitive narcissī narcissōrum
dative narcissō narcissīs
accusative narcissum narcissōs
ablative narcissō narcissīs
vocative narcisse narcissī


  • narcissus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • narcissus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • NARCISSUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • narcissus in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[2]
  • narcissus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • narcissus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray