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.

Latin[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

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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References[edit]

  • siliqua in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • siliqua in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “siliqua”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • sĭlĭqua” on page 1,442 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • siliqua in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • siliqua in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • siliqua” on page 1,762/1 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976), “siliqua”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (in Latin), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 971/2