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Avena


A-ve′na

,
Noun.
[L.]
(Bot.)
A genus of grasses, including the common oat (
Avena sativa
); the oat grasses.

Definition 2022


Avena

Avena

See also: avena

Translingual

Wikispecies

Proper noun

Avena f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Poaceae grasses, including the common oat; the oat grasses.

Hypernyms

Hyponyms

avena

avena

See also: Avena

Italian

Noun

avena f (plural avene)

  1. oats

Latin

Etymology

Probably a non-Indo-European substrate word. Cognate with Lithuanian aviža, Latvian auzas, and Proto-Slavic *ovьsъ.[1]

Pronunciation

Noun

avēna f (genitive avēnae); first declension

  1. oats
  2. wild oats
  3. straw
  4. A shepherd's pipe

Declension

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative avēna avēnae
genitive avēnae avēnārum
dative avēnae avēnīs
accusative avēnam avēnās
ablative avēnā avēnīs
vocative avēna avēnae

Descendants

References

  1. De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin avēna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /a.ˈβe.na/

Noun

avena f (plural avenas)

  1. oat
  2. oats
  3. oatmeal porridge

Derived terms

  • avena loca f