ovum

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Borrowing from Latin ōvum ‎(egg).

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ovum ‎(plural ova)

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

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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 аицє ‎(aice), Persian خایه ‎(ḵẖāya), Old Norse egg (Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, English egg) and Old English ǣġ (obsolete English ey).

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ōvum n ‎(genitive ōvī); second declension

  1. egg

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Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ōvum ōva
genitive ōvī ōvōrum
dative ōvō ōvīs
accusative ōvum ōva
ablative ōvō ōvīs
vocative ōvum ōva

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Malay[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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ovum ‎(Jawi spelling اوۏوم, plural ovum-ovum)

  1. (cytology) ovum (gamete)