rubus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

rubus (plural rubuses)

  1. (botany) Any of the genus Rubus of flowering plants, including the raspberry and blackberry.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *wruðos, from Proto-Indo-European *wr̥dʰo- (sweetbriar) (compare dialectal Norwegian erre, orr (bush), Albanian hurdhe (ivy), Persian گل(gol, flower), Old English word (thornbush)).

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Noun[edit]

rubus m (genitive rubī); second declension

  1. bramble, blackberry bush
    Apparuitque ei Dominus in flamma ignis de medio rubi et videbat quod rubus arderet et non conbureretur (Exodus 3:2, Vulgate)
  2. a blackberry (fruit), raspberry (fruit)

Inflection[edit]

Sometimes treated as a feminine noun, but still Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rubus rubī
Genitive rubī rubōrum
Dative rubō rubīs
Accusative rubum rubōs
Ablative rubō rubīs
Vocative rube rubī

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

rubus

  1. Alternative form of robous