papaver

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English[edit]

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Wikispecies

Cor papavera florent

Etymology[edit]

From the genus name, from Latin.

Noun[edit]

papaver (plural papavers)

  1. Any plant of the genus Papaver, the poppies.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch papaver, from Latin papāver.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpaːˈpaː.vər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pa‧pa‧ver
  • Rhymes: -aːvər

Noun[edit]

papaver f (plural papavers, diminutive papavertje n)

  1. papaver, poppy, plant of the genus Papaver
    Synonyms: heul, klaproos, maankop
  2. several kinds of narcotic drugs made from the poppy.
    Synonyms: heul, maankop, slaapbol, slaapkruid

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Manaster Ramer sees here a reduplication of Proto-Indo-European *péh₂wr̥ (fire).[1]

Some have tried to link it to pāscō (to feed),[2] or to an imitative root *pap (to swell).

Noun[edit]

papāver n (genitive papāveris); third declension

  1. poppy
  2. seed
    • Tertullian, de Praescriptione Haereticorum, 35
      De papavere ficus gratissimae et suavissimae ventosa et vana caprificus exsurgit
      From the seed of the most delicious and grateful fig branches out the useless and deceptive wild fig.
  3. accusative singular of papāver
  4. vocative singular of papāver

Usage notes[edit]

Anteclassically, papāver was masculine.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative papāver papāvera
Genitive papāveris papāverum
Dative papāverī papāveribus
Accusative papāver papāvera
Ablative papāvere papāveribus
Vocative papāver papāvera

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Manaster Ramer, Alexis. 2010. A simply perfect bear of an etymology, or two, or even more. Unpublished.
  2. ^ http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0059:entry%3Dpapaver