puteus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *peu-, *pu- (to cleanse, purify). Confer Latin putus, pūrus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

puteus m (genitive puteī); second declension

  1. pit, dungeon
  2. well
  3. cistern

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative puteus puteī
genitive puteī puteōrum
dative puteō puteīs
accusative puteum puteōs
ablative puteō puteīs
vocative putee puteī

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References[edit]

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