refugium

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin refugium. Doublet of refuge.

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refugium (plural refugia or refugiums)

  1. Any local environment that has escaped regional ecological change and therefore provides a habitat for endangered species.
  2. (aquaculture) A separate section of a fishtank that shares the same water supply, used for denitrification, plankton production, etc.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From refugiō (flee back, escape) +‎ -ium.

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Noun[edit]

refugium n (genitive refugiī or refugī); second declension

  1. refuge
    Synonyms: asȳlum, tēctum, receptāculum

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Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative refugium refugia
Genitive refugiī
refugī1
refugiōrum
Dative refugiō refugiīs
Accusative refugium refugia
Ablative refugiō refugiīs
Vocative refugium refugia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin refugium

Noun[edit]

refugium n (definite singular refugiet, indefinite plural refugier, definite plural refugia or refugiene)

  1. (biology, ecology) a refugium (area where an organism can survive unfavourable conditions)

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