Hordeum vulgare (Common names)

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Hordeum vulgare subsp. distichum (Common names)

Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare (Common names)

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Names in common use


  • English: barley
  • German: Gerste
  • Dutch: gerst
  • Swedish: korn, brygg
  • Danish: byg
  • Norwegian: bygg
  • Icelandic:


  • French: orge
  • Italian: orzo
  • Spanish: cebada
  • Catalan: ordi
  • Portuguese: cevada
  • Romanian: orz


  • Russian: ячмень - jačmenj
  • Polish: jęczmień
  • Czech: ječmen
  • Slovak: jačmeň
  • Bulgarian: ечемик - ečemik
  • Croatian: ječam
  • Serb: јечам
  • Slovenian: ječmen


  • Latvian:
  • Lithuanian:
  • Albanian: elb (elbi with the article)
  • Greek: κριθή, κριθάρι - krithi, krithari
  • Turkish: arpa (arpayı with the article)
  • Maltese:
  • Hungarian: árpa
  • Finnish: ohra
  • Estonian:

Sources and commentaries

  • French
    • Orge is now a feminine word. The historical gender was masculine, like in other Romanic languages, and remains masculine in compounds such as orge perlé, orge mondé.