quercus

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *kʷerkus, assimilated from Proto-Indo-European *pérkus ~ *pr̥kʷéw- ‎(oak). Compare Old Norse fjǫrr, Punjabi [script needed] ‎(pargāī, holm oak). See also Medieval Latin foresta ‎(open wood), from the same root (through Frankish), whence English forest.

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Noun[edit]

quercus f ‎(genitive quercūs); fourth declension

  1. An oak, oak-tree, especially the Italian oak.
  2. (poetic) Of things made from oak wood.

Usage notes[edit]

The Italian oak was considered sacred to the god Jupiter.

Declension[edit]

Fourth declension, dative plural in -ubus.

Number Singular Plural
nominative quercus quercūs
genitive quercūs quercuum
dative quercuī quercubus
accusative quercum quercūs
ablative quercū quercubus
vocative quercus quercūs

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