propolis

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Latin propolis, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek πρόπολις ‎(própolis, suburb; propolis) (apparently because the material was used by bees to extend their hives), from Ancient Greek προ- ‎(pro-, pro-) + πόλις ‎(pólis, city).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

propolis ‎(uncountable)

  1. An aromatic glue-like substance produced by honeybees from tree resin, waxes, and their own secretions, used in the construction of their hives.

Translations[edit]

Synonyms[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin propolis, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek πρόπολις ‎(própolis, suburb; propolis), from Ancient Greek προ- ‎(pro-, pro-) + πόλις ‎(pólis, city).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

propolis f ‎(uncountable)

  1. propolis

External links[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Ancient Greek πρόπολις ‎(própolis, bee glue)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

propolis m ‎(genitive propolis); third declension

  1. bee-glue, propolis

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative propolis propolēs
genitive propolis propolum
dative propolī propolibus
accusative propolem propolēs
ablative propole propolibus
vocative propolis propolēs

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

propōlīs

  1. dative plural of propōla
  2. ablative plural of propōla

References[edit]