rumex

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

rumex (plural rumexes)

  1. (botany) Any plant of the genus Rumex; a dock or sorrel.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin Rumex.

Noun[edit]

rumex m (plural rumex)

  1. sorrel (plant of the genus Rumex)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain, but the suffix -ik and ek is found in other plant names such as larix and carex. Maybe from Proto-Indo-European *súHros (sour, salty, bitter).[1].

Noun[edit]

rumex m (genitive rumicis); third declension

  1. sorrel

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative rumex rumicēs
genitive rumicis rumicum
dative rumicī rumicibus
accusative rumicem rumicēs
ablative rumice rumicibus
vocative rumex rumicēs

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1954), “rumex”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 2, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 450