ovum

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English[edit]

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Borrowed 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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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

Inflection[edit]

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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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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ovum (Jawi spelling اوۏوم, plural ovum-ovum)

  1. (cytology) ovum (gamete)