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Flos

Latin

fl?r?s l?te? (yellow flowers)

Etymology

A root noun interpreted as an s-stem noun, from Proto-Italic *fl?s, from Proto-Indo-European *b?leh?-s ("flower, blossom"), from *b?leh?- ("to bloom"). Cognates include Ancient Greek (phúllon), Gothic (bl?ma) and Old English bl?stm, blæd ("leaf") (English blossom, blade).

Pronunciation

Noun

fl?s m (genitive fl?ris); third declension

  1. flower, blossom
  2. (figuratively) the best kind or part of something
  3. (figuratively) the prime; best state of things
  4. (figuratively) an ornament or embellishment

Declension

Third-declension noun.

Derived terms

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References

  • flos in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • flos in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • flos in Charles du Fresne du Cange's Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883-1887)
  • flos in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the prime of youthful vigour: flos aetatis
    • the perfume exhaled by flowers: odores, qui efflantur e floribus
    • (ambiguous) flowers of rhetoric; embellishments of style: lumina, flores dicendi (De Or. 3. 25. 96)
    • (ambiguous) a glorious expanse of flowers: laetissimi flores (Verr. 4. 48. 107)

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