viscum

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *weyḱs-, possibly a European borrowing for a tree similar to the mistletoe. Compare also Ancient Greek Ancient Greek ἰξός(ixós), Russian вишня(víšnja), German Weichsel, and probably Italian visciola, the last likely a Germanic borrowing. Traditionally associated with vīrus, although this is unlikely.

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viscum n ‎(genitive viscī); second declension

  1. mistletoe
  2. birdlime made from this plant

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative viscum visca
genitive viscī viscōrum
dative viscō viscīs
accusative viscum visca
ablative viscō viscīs
vocative viscum visca

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