vilis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wes-li-, a deverbal adjective with passive meaning ("which can be bought"), from the root of venus (sale).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vīlis m, f (neuter vīle); third declension

  1. cheap, inexpensive
  2. base, vile, mean, worthless, cheap

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative vīlis vīle vīlēs vīlia
genitive vīlis vīlis vīlium vīlium
dative vīlī vīlī vīlibus vīlibus
accusative vīlem vīle vīlēs vīlia
ablative vīlī vīlī vīlibus vīlibus
vocative vīlis vīle vīlēs vīlia

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References[edit]

  • vilis in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers