beluine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin bēluīnus; compare belluine.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

beluine (comparative more beluine, superlative most beluine)

  1. Alternative spelling of belluine
    • 1871: Henry Ward Beecher, Plymouth Pulpit: A Weekly Publication of Sermons Preached by Henry Ward Beecher, volume 4, page 91 (J. B. Ford and Company)
      When a great truculent, bull-headed man, who has been living in the indulgence of the most beluine parts of his nature, begins to be subdued by home influences, and the little child is able to lead him; when his great strength begins to be brought under the control of his tenderer domestic affections, everbody says, “ How beautiful the sight is!” It is beautiful.

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bēluīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of bēluīnus