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Believed to be from Illyrian *delme (sheep), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-l-.

Akin to Gheg Albanian delmë (modern Standard Albanian dele).[1] The toponym Delminium has the same origin.[2]

Proper noun[edit]

Dalmatae m pl (genitive Dalmatārum); first declension

  1. the name of an Illyrian tribe inhabiting Dalmatia.


First-declension noun, plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative Dalmatae
Genitive Dalmatārum
Dative Dalmatīs
Accusative Dalmatās
Ablative Dalmatīs
Vocative Dalmatae

Derived terms[edit]


  1. ^ Wilkes, John (1995). The Illyrians. The Peoples of Europe. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 244. →ISBN.
  2. ^ Stipčević, Aleksandar (1977). The Illyrians: History and Culture. History and Culture Series. Noyes Press. p. 197. →ISBN.