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Alga
See also: alg? and alg?

English

Etymology

From Latin alga.

Pronunciation

Noun

alga (plural algae)

  1. (biology) Any of many aquatic photosynthetic organisms, including the seaweeds, whose size ranges from a single cell to giant kelps and whose biochemistry and forms are very diverse, some being eukaryotic.

Usage notes

  • Algaes is a non-standard plural.

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Catalan

Etymology

From Latin alga.

Pronunciation

Noun

alga f (plural algues)

  1. alga

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Faroese

Etymology

From Latin alga.

Pronunciation

Noun

alga f (genitive singular algu, plural algur)

  1. alga

Declension

Declension of alga
f1 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative alga algan algur algurnar
accusative algu alguna algur algurnar
dative algu alguni algum algunum
genitive algu algunnar alga alganna

Galician

Etymology

From Latin alga.

Pronunciation

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Noun

alga f (plural algas)

  1. alga

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Irish

Etymology

Borrowed from English alga, from Latin alga.

Pronunciation

Noun

alga m (genitive singular alga, nominative plural algaí)

  1. (biology) alga
    Synonym: feamainn

Declension

Derived terms

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
alga n-alga halga not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Italian

Etymology

From Latin alga.

Pronunciation

Noun

alga f (plural alghe)

  1. seaweed

Anagrams

Further reading

  • alga in Treccani.it - Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *alg-, *al?- ("to be dirty, be slimy; frog; duckweed"). Cognate with Norwegian dialectal alka ("to dirty, soil"), Norwegian ulk ("frog, slime"), Low German ulk ("frog").

Pronunciation

Noun

alga f (genitive algae); first declension

  1. Seaweed; plants that grow in freshwater.
  2. (figuratively) Something of little worth.

Declension

First-declension noun.

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Latvian

Etymology

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Pronunciation

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Noun

alga f (4th declension)

  1. salary, wage
  2. reward
  3. pay
    algu saraksts - pay bill

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Lithuanian

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *h?elg-eh?, from *h?elg-. Cognate with Latvian àlga ("salary"), Old Prussian ?lgas ("salary", Gsg.), Ancient Greek ? (alph?, "gain, profit"), Sanskrit ? (arghá, "worth, value, price").

Pronunciation

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Noun

algà f stress pattern 4

  1. pay, salary

Old Spanish

Etymology

From Latin algam, accusative of alga.

Pronunciation

Noun

alga f (plural algas)

  1. alga, seaweed
    • c. 1250, Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 50r.
      [...] Et la su olor es como de alga marina. ¬ dend toma este nóbre
      [...] Its smell is like that of seaweed, thus the name it has been given.

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Portuguese

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

Etymology

From Latin alga.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: al?ga

Noun

alga f (plural algas)

  1. alga (any of many aquatic photosynthetic organisms similar to plants or bacteria)

Derived terms


Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Latin alga.

Pronunciation

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Noun

alga f (Cyrillic spelling ?)

  1. alga

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin alga.

Pronunciation

Noun

alga f (plural algas)

  1. alga

Derived terms

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