verbena

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See also: Verbena and verbéna

English[edit]

a verbena
Verbena rigida

Etymology[edit]

From Latin verbena (leaves or twigs of olive, myrtle, laurel, or other sacred plants employed in religious ceremonies), from Proto-Indo-European *werbh (see also Lithuanian virbas (twig, branch, scion, rod)), from Proto-Indo-European *werb- (to turn, bend). Cognate with Middle Dutch warp, Middle Low German warp, German Warf, Danish varp, Swedish varp.

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Noun[edit]

verbena (plural verbenas)

  1. Verbena, a genus of herbaceous plants of which several species are extensively cultivated for the great beauty of their flowers; vervain.
    • 1918, Katherine Mansfield, Prelude (Selected Stories, Oxford World's Classics paperback 2002, 116)
      Linda pulled a piece of verbena and crumpled it, and held her hands to her mother. -

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

verbena

  1. verbena (plant of genus Verbena)
  2. (in the plural) the genus Verbena

Declension[edit]

Inflection of verbena (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative verbena verbenat
genitive verbenan verbenoiden
verbenoitten
partitive verbenaa verbenoita
illative verbenaan verbenoihin
singular plural
nominative verbena verbenat
accusative nom. verbena verbenat
gen. verbenan
genitive verbenan verbenoiden
verbenoitten
verbenainrare
partitive verbenaa verbenoita
inessive verbenassa verbenoissa
elative verbenasta verbenoista
illative verbenaan verbenoihin
adessive verbenalla verbenoilla
ablative verbenalta verbenoilta
allative verbenalle verbenoille
essive verbenana verbenoina
translative verbenaksi verbenoiksi
instructive verbenoin
abessive verbenatta verbenoitta
comitative verbenoineen

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin verbena. Compare the doublet vermena.

Noun[edit]

verbena f (plural verbene)

  1. verbena, vervain

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *werbʰ- (see also Lithuanian virbas (twig, branch, scion, rod)), from Proto-Indo-European *werb- (to turn, bend). Cognate with Middle Dutch warp, Middle Low German warp, German Warf, Danish varp, Swedish varp.

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Noun[edit]

verbēna f (genitive verbēnae); first declension

  1. foliage, especially that of olive, myrtle etc having religious and medicinal uses

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative verbēna verbēnae
genitive verbēnae verbēnārum
dative verbēnae verbēnīs
accusative verbēnam verbēnās
ablative verbēnā verbēnīs
vocative verbēna verbēnae

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References[edit]

  • verbena in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • verbena in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • verbena in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • verbena in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • verbena in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin verbena.

Noun[edit]

verbena f (plural verbenas)

  1. verbena (any of the herbaceous flowering plant of the genus Verbena)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin verbena, Proto-Indo-European *werbh (see also Lithuanian virbas (twig, branch, scion, rod)), from Proto-Indo-European *werb- (to turn, bend). Cognate with Middle Dutch warp, Middle Low German warp, German Warf, Danish varp, Swedish varp.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /berˈbena/, [berˈβena]

Noun[edit]

verbena f (plural verbenas)

  1. verbena (plant)
  2. a night-time fair or party

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