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The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity.
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Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]].

Noun

Singular
alum

Plural
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  1. (chemistry) the double sulphate of potassium and aluminium with chemical formula K2SO4.Al2(SO4)4)3.24H2O.
  2. (chemistry) Any similar double sulphate in which either or both of the potassium and aluminium is wholly or partly replaced by other univalent or tervalent cations.
Synonyms
  • (double sulphate of potassium and aluminum): potash alum
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Etymology 2

From alumnus and alumna, by removal of the non-native, gender-specific endings.

Noun

Singular
alum

Plural
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  1. (US) A graduate of a university or other institution.

See also


Hiligaynon

Noun

alum

  1. mole

Latvian

Noun

alum - singular dative form of alus

  1. beer (base form (en))
Third declension noun
singular plural
nominative alus ali
genitive alus alu
dative alum aliem
accusative alu alus
locative alū alos

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