caelum

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From caedō (I cut).[1]

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Noun[edit]

caelum n (genitive caelī); second declension

  1. chisel[1]
Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative caelum caela
genitive caelī caelōrum
dative caelō caelīs
accusative caelum caela
ablative caelō caelīs
vocative caelum caela
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Etymology 2[edit]

caelum (sky)

From cavus (hollow).[1]

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Noun[edit]

caelum n (genitive caelī); second declension

  1. (vault of) heaven[1]
    • 405, Jerome and others, Vulgate, Genesis 28:12
      viditque in somnis scalam stantem super terram et cacumen illius tangens caelum
      And he saw in his dream a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven
  2. sky[1]
    • Horace, Epistles I.xi.27 [1] (translation Eugene Ehrlich, Say It in Latin, ISBN 0709056257)
      Caelum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt.
      Those who cross the sea change the sky not their spirits.
  3. atmosphere, climate, weather[1]
Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative caelum caela
genitive caelī caelōrum
dative caelō caelīs
accusative caelum caela
ablative caelō caelīs
vocative caelum caela
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 A Smaller Latin–English Dictionary by Sir William Smith, D.C.L., LL.D. (3rd Ed., 1933; John Murray, ISBN 719513073), page 89