Acanthus

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English

Etymology

From Latin acanthus < Ancient Greek ἄκανθος (akanthos) < ἀκή (akē, thorn) + ἄνθος (anthos, flower).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /əˈkænθəs/

Noun

Acanthus (plural acanthuses or acanthi)
  1. A member of the genus Acanthus of herbaceous prickly plants with toothed leaves, (family Acanthaceae, order Scrophulariales) found in the south of Europe, Asia Minor, and India.
  2. (architecture) An ornament resembling the foliage or leaves of Acanthus spinosus, and used in the capitals of the Corinthian and composite orders.

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Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἄκανθος (akanthos) < ἀκή (akē, thorn) + ἄνθος (anthos, flower).

Noun

acanthus (genitive acanthī); m, second declension

  1. A plant known as Bear's Foot.
  2. A thorny evergreen tree.

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative acanthus acanthī
genitive acanthī acanthōrum
dative acanthō acanthīs
accusative acanthum acanthōs
ablative acanthō acanthīs
vocative acanthe acanthī
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