vetulus

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vetus (old) +‎ -ulus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vetulus m (feminine vetula, neuter vetulum); first/second declension

  1. old; little old, poor old
    • 1522, The Profane Feast (Conuiuium profanum):
      Vetulus canis non facile assuescit loro ("It is hard to accustom an old dog to a leash")

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative vetulus vetula vetulum vetulī vetulae vetula
genitive vetulī vetulae vetulī vetulōrum vetulārum vetulōrum
dative vetulō vetulae vetulō vetulīs vetulīs vetulīs
accusative vetulum vetulam vetulum vetulōs vetulās vetula
ablative vetulō vetulā vetulō vetulīs vetulīs vetulīs
vocative vetule vetula vetulum vetulī vetulae vetula

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Noun[edit]

vetulus m (genitive vetulī); second declension

  1. old man; little old man
    • Genesis 18:12 (in Latin)
      "et dominus meus vetulus ("and my lord is an old man")

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative vetulus vetulī
genitive vetulī vetulōrum
dative vetulō vetulīs
accusative vetulum vetulōs
ablative vetulō vetulīs
vocative vetule vetulī

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References[edit]

  • Elskens, Etienne, compiler. Latin Words, Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans.[1]
  • Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Latin and the development of the Romance languages: The postclassical period, Vulgar Latin, 2007. [2]