rubia

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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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.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case 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

Spanish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rubia

  1. Feminine singular of adjective rubio.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. female equivalent of rubio, blonde