bellus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Latin *duenelos, diminutive of duenos (whence bonus).

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Adjective[edit]

bellus m ‎(feminine bella, neuter bellum); first/second declension

  1. beautiful, pretty, sheen
  2. pleasant, agreeable

Usage notes[edit]

The most common terms for "beautiful" are pulcher and formosus.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative bellus bella bellum bellī bellae bella
genitive bellī bellae bellī bellōrum bellārum bellōrum
dative bellō bellō bellīs
accusative bellum bellam bellum bellōs bellās bella
ablative bellō bellā bellō bellīs
vocative belle bella bellum bellī bellae bella

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References[edit]

  • bellus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill