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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English corn <- Proto-Germanic *korno- <- Proto-Germanic *kurnom <- Proto-Indo-European *grnóm (grain; worn-down), neuter participle of Proto-Indo-European *ger- (to wear down). Cognate with Dutch koren, German Korn, Swedish korn; see also Russian зерно. Compare grain.

Noun

Singular
corn

Plural
{{{1}}}

corn ({{{1}}})
  1. (archaic) A grain or seed.
  2. (uncountable) The grain obtained from a plant, especially of cereal crops.[1][2]
  3. (uncountable) A cereal plant grown for its grain (locally denoting the leading crop of that district, e.g. oats in parts of Scotland and Ireland, wheat, barley etc. in England and Wales, maize in the Americas).[3][4]
  4. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Maize.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Sweetcorn[5][6] (Zea mays var. rugosa).[7]
Derived terms
Translations
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Verb

Infinitive
to corn

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to corn (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To granulate - form a substance into grains.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To preserve using coarse salt, e.g. Corned beef.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To provide with corn (typically maize) for feed. e.g. Corn the horses.

Etymology 2

From Old French corn "horn" (modern: corne)

Noun

Singular
corn

Plural
{{{1}}}

corn ({{{1}}})
  1. A callus on the foot.
Translations

Etymology 3

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Noun

Singular
corn

Plural
-

corn (-)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Something (e.g. acting, humour, music, or writing) which is deemed old-fashioned or intended to induce emotion (Adjective: corny).[8]

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ "Corn." Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ "Corn." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Merriam-Webster Incorporated.
  3. ^ "Corn." Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Oxford University Press.
  4. ^ "Corn." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Merriam-Webster Incorporated.
  5. ^ "Corn." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Merriam-Webster Incorporated.
  6. ^ "Sweetcorn." Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Oxford University Press.
  7. ^ "Sweetorn." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Merriam-Webster Incorporated.
  8. ^ "Corn (emotion)." Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Cambridge University Press.

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [koːɾˠn̪ˠ]

Noun

corn m.

  1. horn (as a musical instrument)

Declension

First declension

Bare forms:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative corn coirn
Vocative a choirn a chorna
Genitive coirn corn
Dative corn coirn

Forms with the definite article:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an corn na coirn
Genitive an choirn na gcorn
Dative leis an gcorn

don chorn

leis na coirn

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
corn chorn gcorn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *kurnan, from Proto-Indo-European *g̑r̥h₂-no- (grain).

Germanic cognates: Old Frisian korn, Old Saxon korn (Dutch koren), Old High German korn (German Korn), Old Norse korn (Swedish korn), Gothic 𐌺𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌽.

Indo-European cognates: Latin grānum, Old Church Slavonic зрьно (Russian зерно), Lithuanian žìrnis, Old Irish grán (Welsh grawn).

Pronunciation

Noun

corn n

  1. corn, a grain or seed
    Hie wæron benumene ægðer ge ðæs ceapes ge ðæs cornes: they were deprived both of cattle and of corn. (AS Chronicle)
  2. a cornlike pimple, a corn on the foot

Romanian

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ro:Template:lang:la derivations]] cornus

Noun

Flowers of the European Cornel; Florile cornului

corn n. (plural corni)

  1. European Cornel, scientific name Cornus mas
  2. rafter (of a house)
Declension


Etymology 2

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

Noun

corn n. (plural coarne)

  1. horn
Declension

Scots

Noun

corn ({{{1}}})

Singular
corn

Plural
{{{1}}}

  1. corn
  2. oats
  3. (in plural) crops (of grain)

Verb

tae corn (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past -, past participle -)

Infinitive
tae corn

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

  1. To feed (a horse) with oats ot grain.

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