pelta

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, a shield, from Ancient Greek πέλτη (péltē, shield).

Noun[edit]

pelta (plural peltae)

  1. (historical) A small shield, especially one of an approximately elliptical form, or crescent-shaped.
  2. (botany) A flat apothecium having no rim.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πέλτη (péltē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pelta f (genitive peltae); first declension

  1. a small crescent-shaped shield of Thracian design.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pelta peltae
genitive peltae peltārum
dative peltae peltīs
accusative peltam peltās
ablative peltā peltīs
vocative pelta peltae

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