balbus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *balb-, *balbal- (tongue-tied). Cognate with Ancient Greek βαμβαίνω (bambaínō), βαμβαλύζδω (bambalúzdō, I chatter with the teeth), Russian болтать (boltati, to chatter, babble), Lithuanian balbė́ti (to talk, babble), Sanskrit बल्बला (balbalā, stammering).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

balbus m (feminine balba, neuter balbum); first/second declension

  1. stammering, stuttering
  2. lisping
  3. fumbling

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative balbus balba balbum balbī balbae balba
genitive balbī balbae balbī balbōrum balbārum balbōrum
dative balbō balbae balbō balbīs balbīs balbīs
accusative balbum balbam balbum balbōs balbās balba
ablative balbō balbā balbō balbīs balbīs balbīs
vocative balbe balba balbum balbī balbae balba