polygonum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin, from Ancient Greek a kind of plant; πολύς ‎(polús, many, much) + γωνία ‎(gōnía, corner, angle). So called in allusion to the numerous joints

Noun[edit]

polygonum ‎(plural polygonums)

  1. (botany) Any of many plants, of the family Polygonaceae, embracing a large number of species, including bistort, knotweed, smartweed, etc.

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

polygōnum n ‎(genitive polygōnī); second declension

  1. (mathematics) polygon

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative polygōnum polygōna
genitive polygōnī polygōnōrum
dative polygōnō polygōnīs
accusative polygōnum polygōna
ablative polygōnō polygōnīs
vocative polygōnum polygōna