ovum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ōvum (egg).

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Noun[edit]

ovum (plural ova)

  1. (cytology) The female gamete in animals; the egg cell.

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Japanese[edit]

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ovum

  1. Rōmaji transcription of おゔむ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of オヴム

Latin[edit]

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ōva gallīnārum (hens' eggs).

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *ōwom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm (egg), likely a derivative of *h₂éwis (bird) (whence also Latin avis (bird)). Cognates include Ancient Greek ᾠόν (ōión), Old Church Slavonic аице (aice), Persian خایه(ḵẖāya), Old Norse egg, Old English ǣġ.

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Noun[edit]

ōvum n (genitive ōvī); second declension

  1. egg

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ōvum ōva
Genitive ōvī ōvōrum
Dative ōvō ōvīs
Accusative ōvum ōva
Ablative ōvō ōvīs
Vocative ōvum ōva

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Descendants[edit]

  • >? Albanian: ve
  • Aragonese: güego
  • English ovum
  • Esperanto: ovo
  • Gallo-Italic:
  • Interlingua: ovo
  • Italo-Dalmatian:
  • Francoprovençal:
    • Old Francoprovençal: of
      • Franco-Provençal: of
  • Norwegian Bokmål: ovo
  • Oïl:
  • Old French: oef, of

References[edit]

  • ovum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ovum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ovum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • ovum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) from beginning to end: ab ovo usque ad mala (proverb.)
  • ovum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Malay[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English ovum, from Latin ōvum, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm, likely a derivative of *h₂éwis.

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Noun[edit]

ovum (Jawi spelling اوۏوم‎, plural ovum-ovum, informal 1st possessive ovumku, impolite 2nd possessive ovummu, 3rd possessive ovumnya)

  1. (cytology) ovum (gamete)