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Webster 1913 Edition


Plaga


Pla′ga

(plā′gȧ)
,
Noun.
;
pl.
Plagæ
(plā′jē̍)
.
[L.
plāga
a blow, a welt, a stripe.]
(Zool.)
A stripe of color.

Definition 2021


plaga

plaga

See also: plága, plagá, plagă, and plåga

English

Noun

plaga (plural plagae)

  1. (zoology) A stripe of colour.

Related terms


Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpʰlaːɣa/
    Rhymes: -aːɣa

Verb

plaga (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative plagaði, supine plagað)

  1. to bother, plague

Conjugation


Italian

Noun

plaga f (plural plaghe)

  1. region, district
  2. (obsolete): beach

Latin

Etymology 1

From plango (strike), from *pleh₂k-. Cognate with Ancient Greek πληγή (plēgḗ, wound). Also dubiously cognate or influenced by *pleh₂-.

Noun

plāga f (genitive plāgae); first declension

  1. plague, misfortune
  2. stroke, blow, cut
  3. wound, gash, injury
Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative plāga plāgae
genitive plāgae plāgārum
dative plāgae plāgīs
accusative plāgam plāgās
ablative plāgā plāgīs
vocative plāga plāgae
Descendants

Etymology 2

From Proto-Indo-European *pele- (flat, broad, plain). Cognate with Ancient Greek πλάγος (plágos, side, flank), Old High German flah (flat, smooth), Middle Low German vlake (hurdle, small grid), Old Norse flaki (plank, canopy, shed). More at flake.

Noun

plaga f (genitive plagae); first declension

  1. tract, region, quarter, zone
    • Attributed to Ennius by Cicero in De divinatione, Book II, Chapter XIII
      Quod est ante pedes nemo spectat, caeli scrutantur plagas.
      What is before the feet, noone regards; they search the region of the skies.
Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative plaga plagae
genitive plagae plagārum
dative plagae plagīs
accusative plagam plagās
ablative plagā plagīs
vocative plaga plagae
Descendants

Etymology 3

From Proto-Indo-European *plek- (weave). Cognate with Ancient Greek πλέκτω (pléktō, braid)

Noun

plaga f (genitive plagae); first declension

  1. hunting net, web, trap
Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative plaga plagae
genitive plagae plagārum
dative plagae plagīs
accusative plagam plagās
ablative plagā plagīs
vocative plaga plagae

References


Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

(of verb)

Noun

plaga m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of plage

Verb

plaga

  1. simple past of plage
  2. past participle of plage

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

plaga f

  1. definite singular of plage

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpla.ɡa/

Noun

plaga f

  1. plague
  2. nuisance

Declension

Synonyms

External links

  • plaga in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin plaga. Compare llaga.

Noun

plaga f (plural plagas)

  1. plague
  2. nuisance

Related terms

Verb

plaga

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of plagar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of plagar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of plagar.