belua

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Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. Often compared with bestia (beast), itself of uncertain origin.[1]

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Noun[edit]

bēlua f (genitive bēluae); first declension

  1. (wild) beast, monster
  2. brute

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative bēlua bēluae
genitive bēluae bēluārum
dative bēluae bēluīs
accusative bēluam bēluās
ablative bēluā bēluīs
vocative bēlua bēluae

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References[edit]

  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill
  • belua in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • belua in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • belua” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill