viscum

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *weis- ‎(to flow, melt away), in the sense of noxious fluids; see also Ancient Greek ἰξός ‎(ixós), English virus, and perhaps Russian вишня ‎(víšnja).

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Noun[edit]

viscum n ‎(genitive viscī); second declension

  1. mistletoe
  2. birdlime made from this plant

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

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

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References[edit]

  • viscum” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.