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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] panacēa < Ancient Greek πανάκεια (panakeia) < πανακής (panakēs) "all-healing" < παν- (pan-) "all" + ἄκος (akos) "cure"

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Noun

Singular
panacea

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  1. A remedy believed to cure all disease and prolong life that was originally sought by alchemists; a cure-all.
  2. Something that will solve all problems.
    A monorail will be a panacea for our traffic woes.
  3. (obsolete) A particular plant believed to provide a cure-all.

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Italian

Noun

panacea f. (plural panacee)

  1. panacea, cure-all

Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek πανάκεια (panakeia) < πανακής (panakēs) "all-healing" < παν- (pan-) "all" + ἄκος (akos) "cure"

Noun

panacēa (genitive panacēae); f, first declension

  1. A particular kind of plant, believed to cure all diseases.
  2. panacea, catholicon.

Spanish

Noun

panacea f. (plural panaceas)

Singular
panacea f.

Plural
panaceas f.

  1. panacea

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