callum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kal (hard); see also Old Church Slavonic калити (kaliti, to harden, cool), Old Irish calath (hard), Sanskrit कलिका (kalikā, bud).

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callum n (genitive callī); second declension

  1. A hard or thick substance.
  2. The hardened, thick skin upon animal bodies, hide.
  3. The hard skin or flesh of plants.
  4. The hard covering of soil.
  5. A callus, induration.
  6. (figuratively) Hardness, callousness, insensibility, stupidity.

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Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative callum calla
genitive callī callōrum
dative callō callīs
accusative callum calla
ablative callō callīs
vocative callum calla

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References[edit]

  • callum in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879