squalor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin squalor.

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Noun[edit]

squalor (plural squalors)

  1. Squalidness; foulness; filthiness; squalidity.
    • The heterogenous indigent multitude, everywhere wearing nearly the same aspect of squalor. -- Taylor
    • To bring this sort of squalor among the upper classes. -- Dickens
      • Dickens also used the term to refer to those living in Squalor, such as those in the slums.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Proto-Indo-European root. Cognate to Ancient Greek κελαινός (kelainós), Ancient Greek κηλίς (kēlís)

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Noun[edit]

squālor m (genitive squālōris); third declension

  1. stiffness, roughness
  2. dirtiness, filthiness, foulness, squalor

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative squālor squālōrēs
genitive squālōris squālōrum
dative squālōrī squālōribus
accusative squālōrem squālōrēs
ablative squālōre squālōribus
vocative squālor squālōrēs

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References[edit]

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