ovum

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Borrowed from Latin ōvum (egg). Cognate with Spanish huevo (egg).

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ovum (plural ova)

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

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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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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]

Borrowed 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)