siliqua

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

siliqua ‎(plural siliquas or siliquae)

  1. (botany) Alternative spelling of silique
  2. A weight of four grains; a carat.

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Often related to silex(flint), but De Vaan suggests a relationship with siligō(winter wheat) instead on the grounds of the unusual suffix and closer semantics.

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Noun[edit]

siliqua f ‎(genitive siliquae); first declension

  1. pod (of a pea or bean plant)
  2. A small coin, one twenty-fourth of a solidus

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative siliqua siliquae
genitive siliquae siliquārum
dative siliquae siliquīs
accusative siliquam siliquās
ablative siliquā siliquīs
vocative siliqua siliquae

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