Lotus

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English

File:Nelumbo lutea blossom.jpeg
Nelumbo lutea, the American lotus

Etymology

From Latin lōtus

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -əʊtəs

Noun

Lotus (plural Lotuses or loti)
  1. A kind of aquatic plant, genus Nelumbo.
  2. A water lily, genus Nymphaea, especially those of Egypt or India.
  3. A legendary plant eaten by the Lotophagi of the Odyssey that caused drowsiness and euphoria.
  4. A number of other plants bearing "lotus" in their scientific or common names.
  5. An architectural motif of ancient Egyptian temples.

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French

Etymology

From Latin lōtus

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /lɔ.tys/

Noun

Lotus m. (plural Lotuses)

  1. lotus

Latin

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Perfect passive participle of lavō (wash).

Participle

lōtus m. (feminine lōta, neuter lōtum); first/second declension

  1. washed, bathed, having been washed
  2. elegant, luxurious
  3. fashionable, refined
Inflection
Alternative forms

Noun

lōtus (genitive lōtūs); m, fourth declension

  1. a washing, bathing
Inflection
Number Singular Plural
nominative lōtus lōtūs
genitive lōtūs lōtuum
dative lōtuī lōtibus
accusative lōtum lōtūs
ablative lōtū lōtibus
vocative lōtus lōtūs

Etymology 2

File:Nymphaea caerulea flower.JPG
lōtus (Egyptian water lily)

Variant form of lōtos, from Ancient Greek λωτός (lōtos).

Noun

lōtus (genitive lōtī); m, second declension

  1. The Egyptian lotus flower, Nymphaea caerulea
  2. The date-plum, Diospyros lotus
  3. The mythical lotus tree, possibly Ziziphus lotus
Inflection
Number Singular Plural
nominative lōtus lōtī
genitive lōtī lōtōrum
dative lōtō lōtīs
accusative lōtum lōtōs
ablative lōtō lōtīs
vocative lōte lōtī
Alternative forms

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin lōtus

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈlotus]

Noun

Lotus m. (plural lotuşi)

  1. lotus

Declension

zh-min-nan:lotus

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