propolis

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English[edit]

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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).

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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.

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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]

  • IPA(key): /pʁɔ.pɔ.lis/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

propolis f (uncountable)

  1. propolis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Ancient Greek πρόπολις (própolis, bee glue)

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Noun[edit]

propolis m (genitive propolis); third declension

  1. bee-glue, propolis

Declension[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative propolis propolēs
Genitive propolis propolium
Dative propolī propolibus
Accusative propolin propolēs
Ablative propole propolibus
Vocative propolis propolēs

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

propōlīs

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

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