vallum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vallum.

Noun[edit]

vallum (plural vallums or valla)

  1. (historical, Roman antiquity) A rampart; a wall, as in a fortification.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vallus (stake, palisade, point), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to turn, wind, roll).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vallum n (genitive vallī); second declension

  1. wall, rampart, entrenchment

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative vallum valla
genitive vallī vallōrum
dative vallō vallīs
accusative vallum valla
ablative vallō vallīs
vocative vallum valla

Descendants[edit]