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Old 02-13-12, 04:54 PM   #1
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Latin question.

No, not latino Rueben but latin. The first crocuses are up in my garden. Spring is nigh! Shouldn't the pural of crocus be croci or something similar and not crocuses?
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Old 02-13-12, 04:55 PM   #2
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Wiki says both.... Crocus (plural: crocuses, croci).

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No, not latino Rueben but latin. The first crocuses are up in my garden. Spring is nigh! Shouldn't the pural of crocus be croci or something similar and not crocuses?
Good, because I have no idea how that's called in Spanish. It looks like just another "matojo" to me.
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Old 02-13-12, 07:19 PM   #7
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Isn't crocus an english word?
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Dunno, but Krokus is Swiss.
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Latin plural would be croci, however, crocus is actually Greek origin (Krokos), so it would be crocuses.
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The English plural would be crocuses. The Latin plural would be croci... I think. 4 years of Latin in High School has not helped me. BTW I think it's acceptable to just say crocus meaning more than one crocus. Kind of like you would say fish not fishes.
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And if you use fish meal as a fertilizer they will blossom into beautiful salmon croquettes:

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If you're using the Latin for the genus name you should capitalize it, Crocus/Croci, otherwise it's English.
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And if you use fish meal as a fertilizer they will blossom into beautiful salmon croquettes:

Are those the fertilizer? Or the Croquets?

And, did you use a mallet to make them?
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