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From Proto-Indo-European *pr̥so-, which is most likely a borrowing from a non-Indo-European language. Cognate with Ancient Greek πράσον (práson).


porrum n (genitive porrī); second declension

  1. leek
  2. chives


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative porrum porra
genitive porrī porrōrum
dative porrō porrīs
accusative porrum porra
ablative porrō porrīs
vocative porrum porra



  • porrum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • porrum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “porrum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • porrum” 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
  • Walde, Alois (1910), “porrum, porrus”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), 2nd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, pages 601–602