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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Japanese[edit]

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ovum

  1. Romaji transcription of おゔむ
  2. Romaji 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 аицє(aice), Persian خایه(ḵẖāya), Old Norse egg, Norwegian egg, Icelandic egg, Faroese egg, Old Norse egg, English egg(modern), ey(obsolete), Old English ǣġ.

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ōvum n ‎(genitive ōvī); second declension

  1. egg

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Second declension.

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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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)