pirum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A loanword from an unknown Mediterranean substrate source, original form something like (a)pisom reflected also in Ancient Greek ἄπιον (ápion, pear) and ἄπιος (ápios, pear tree).

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Noun[edit]

pirum n (genitive pirī); second declension

  1. a pear (fruit)

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pirum pira
genitive pirī pirōrum
dative pirō pirīs
accusative pirum pira
ablative pirō pirīs
vocative pirum pira

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References[edit]

  • pĭrum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pirum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “pirum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • pirum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 467