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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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 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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Noun[edit]

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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “ovum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • ovum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ovum (Jawi spelling اوۏوم, plural ovum-ovum)

  1. (cytology) ovum (gamete)