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From Ancient Greek βολβός (bolbós, plant with round swelling on underground stem).


bulbus m (genitive bulbī); second declension

  1. bulb (especially an edible bulb such as the onion)


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative bulbus bulbī
Genitive bulbī bulbōrum
Dative bulbō bulbīs
Accusative bulbum bulbōs
Ablative bulbō bulbīs
Vocative bulbe bulbī

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  • bulbus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • bulbus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • bulbus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • bulbus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • bulbus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray