bellum

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Etymology 1[edit]

From older form duellum. Then later changed the initial duellum into bellum (compare the change from duis to bis).

Noun[edit]

bellum n (genitive bellī); second declension

  1. war
    • Flavius Vegetius
      Sī vīs pācem parā bellum.
      If you want peace, prepare for war.
Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative bellum bella
genitive bellī bellōrum
dative bellō bellīs
accusative bellum bella
ablative bellō bellīs
vocative bellum bella
  • Locative singular: belli
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflection of bellus (pretty).

Adjective[edit]

bellum

  1. nominative neuter singular of bellus
  2. accusative masculine singular of bellus
  3. accusative neuter singular of bellus
  4. vocative neuter singular of bellus