rubia

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short for Latin rubia herba. rubia is derived from ruber (red).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rubia f (genitive rubiae); first declension

  1. A red dye, madder.
    • c. 77-79 AD, Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 19.17
      in primis rubia, tinguendis lanis et coriis necessaria
      The first of these is madder, the employment of which is necessary in dyeing wool and leather.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative rubia rubiae
genitive rubiae rubiārum
dative rubiae rubiīs
accusative rubiam rubiās
ablative rubiā rubiīs
vocative rubia rubiae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “robbia” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2

Spanish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rubia f (masculine rubio, feminine plural rubias, masculine plural rubios)

  1. feminine form of rubio, blond

Noun[edit]

rubia f (plural rubias, masculine rubio)

  1. feminine form of rubio , blonde