ocrea

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See also: Ocrea and ocréa

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ocrea (greave, legging)

Noun[edit]

ocrea (plural ocreas or ocreae)

  1. (botany) A sheath around a plant stem forming from the stipule of a leaf and extending above the point of insertion of the leaf.

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  • A leaf sheath typically does not fully encase the stem, and may also form around an axillary organ such as a bud.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with mediocris, Ancient Greek ὄκρις (ókris, prominence)

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Noun[edit]

ocrea f (genitive ocreae); first declension

  1. A greave or legging worn to protect the shin, especially by soldiers.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ocrea ocreae
genitive ocreae ocreārum
dative ocreae ocreīs
accusative ocream ocreās
ablative ocreā ocreīs
vocative ocrea ocreae

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References[edit]

  • ocrea in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ocrea in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “ocrea”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • ocrea” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • ocrea in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ocrea in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin