zizania

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin zīzania ‎(cockle, tares)

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Noun[edit]

zizania ‎(plural zizanias)

  1. Any of several aquatic North American grasses, of the genus Zizania, grown for its edible grain; wild rice

Latin[edit]

zīzania (cockle, tares)

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ζιζάνια ‎(zizánia).

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Noun[edit]

zīzania n pl ‎(genitive zīzaniōrum); second declension

  1. (Ecclesiastical Latin) cockle, tares, darnel (a weed, probably Lolium temulentum)
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Ambrose to this entry?)
    • Aurelius Augustine, Sermon 47, 5.
      Quamvis et ipsi servi stomachati adversus zizania, consilium tamen et praeceptum a domino expetiverunt.
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Prudentius to this entry?)
    • 5th centuryVulgate Bible, Matthaeus 13:26
      cum autem crevisset herba et fructum fecisset tunc apparuerunt et zizania.
      But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then also appeared the tares.

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Plural
nominative zīzania
genitive zīzaniōrum
dative zīzaniīs
accusative zīzania
ablative zīzaniīs
vocative zīzania

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