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From Ancient Greek βάλανος (bálanos).


balanus f (genitive balanī); second declension

  1. an acorn
  2. a fruit or other object similar in form to an acorn:
    1. a chestnut
    2. the ben-nut (Moringa)
    3. a date
    4. a suppository
    5. a species of shellfish


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative balanus balanī
genitive balanī balanōrum
dative balanō balanīs
accusative balanum balanōs
ablative balanō balanīs
vocative balane balanī



balanus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press

  • balanus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “balanus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • balanus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • balanus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray