vellus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂wĺ̥h₁neh₂ (wool).

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Noun[edit]

vellus n (genitive velleris); third declension

  1. The wool shorn from a sheep; fleece; wool.
  2. The hide or pelt of an animal.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative vellus vellera
genitive velleris vellerum
dative vellerī velleribus
accusative vellus vellera
ablative vellere velleribus
vocative vellus vellera

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