duellum

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dāu-, *deu- (to injure, destroy, burn). Cognate with Ancient Greek δύη (dúē, misery, pain) and with Duellona (goddess of war). Duellum changed from the initial duellum into bellum (compare the change from duis to bis, and duonos to bonus).

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duellum n (genitive duellī); second declension

  1. (poetic, archaic) war

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Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative duellum duella
genitive duellī duellōrum
dative duellō duellīs
accusative duellum duella
ablative duellō duellīs
vocative duellum duella

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