pullus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

pullus (plural pulli)

  1. (zoology) A chick; a young bird in the downy stage.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 Proto-Indo-European *pōlH- ‘animal young’ (also see Ancient Greek πώλος (pṓlos), English foal, Albanian pelë ‘mare’, Old Armenian ուլ (ul, kid, fawn)), which is ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ph₁w- (smallness). See also Old English fēawa (little, few), Sanskrit पोत (pota, young animal) Lithuanian putytis (young bird, young animal).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pullus m (genitive pullī); second declension

  1. young (of animals)
  2. chick, chicken
  3. foal
  4. darling

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pullus pullī
genitive pullī pullōrum
dative pullō pullīs
accusative pullum pullōs
ablative pullō pullīs
vocative pulle pullī

Descendants[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pullus m (feminine pulla, neuter pullum); first/second declension

  1. dark (coloured); dusky

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative pullus pulla pullum pullī pullae pulla
genitive pullī pullae pullī pullōrum pullārum pullōrum
dative pullō pullae pullō pullīs pullīs pullīs
accusative pullum pullam pullum pullōs pullās pulla
ablative pullō pullā pullō pullīs pullīs pullīs
vocative pulle pulla pullum pullī pullae pulla