bellus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Latin *duenelos, diminutive of duenos (whence bonus).

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Adjective[edit]

bellus m (feminine bella, neuter bellum); first/second declension

  1. beautiful, pretty
  2. pleasant, agreeable

Usage notes[edit]

The most common terms for "beautiful" are pulcher and formosus.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative bellus bella bellum bellī bellae bella
genitive bellī bellae bellī bellōrum bellārum bellōrum
dative bellō bellae bellō bellīs bellīs bellīs
accusative bellum bellam bellum bellōs bellās bella
ablative bellō bellā bellō bellīs bellīs bellīs
vocative belle bella bellum bellī bellae bella

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References[edit]

  • bellus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers