pallor

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From Latin pallor (paleness, pallor), from palleō (I am or look pale, blanch).

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pallor (plural pallors)

  1. Paleness; want of color; pallidity.
    pallor of the complexion
    • 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
      "Sir," said the butler, turning to a sort of mottled pallor, "that thing was not my master, and there's the truth. My master"--here he looked round him and began to whisper--"is a tall, fine build of a man, and this was more of a dwarf."

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From palleō (I am or look pale, blanch), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (gray).

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pallor m (genitive pallōris); third declension

  1. a pale color, paleness, wanness, pallor
  2. (by extension) mustiness, moldiness, mildew
  3. (by extension) dimness, faintness
  4. (by extension) a disagreeable color or shape, unsightliness
  5. (figuratively) alarm, terror

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pallor pallōrēs
genitive pallōris pallōrum
dative pallōrī pallōribus
accusative pallōrem pallōrēs
ablative pallōre pallōribus
vocative pallor pallōrēs

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