sambucus

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Sambucus

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From sambūca (ancient stringed instrument of Asiatic origin), from Ancient Greek σαμβύκη (sambúkē, sambuca), ultimately from Aramaic ܣܐܒܒܥܚܐ (sabbekha)

Noun[edit]

sambūcus m (genitive sambūcī); second declension

  1. sambuca player
Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sambūcus sambūcī
genitive sambūcī sambūcōrum
dative sambūcō sambūcīs
accusative sambūcum sambūcōs
ablative sambūcō sambūcīs
vocative sambūce sambūcī
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Masculine form of sambuca; see etymology 1 - in Latin, sambuca was described as a wind instrument made from the wood of the elder tree (sambūcus).[1] -ūcus was a suffix common to several other plant names.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

sambūcus f (genitive sambūcī); second declension

  1. elder tree, elderberry
Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sambūcus sambūcī
genitive sambūcī sambūcōrum
dative sambūcō sambūcīs
accusative sambūcum sambūcōs
ablative sambūcō sambūcīs
vocative sambūce sambūcī
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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