caeruleus

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Etymology[edit]

Dissimilation of *caeluleus, derived from caelum (sky, heaven) +‎ -uleus (diminutive suffix).

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caeruleus (feminine caerulea, neuter caeruleum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. Having the color of the sky; blue or greenish-blue; cerulean, azure
    1. Dyed or colored blue
      1. (particularly) Colored with woad
    2. Used as an epithet of sea and river deities or things connected with them
    3. (of serpents) Glossy greenish-blue
    4. (of persons) Blue-eyed
    5. Dark-colored, dusky, gloomy
      1. (of clouds and shadows)
      2. (of things in or associated with the underworld)
    6. (as a proper name) A spring and aqueduct at Rome
  2. (rare) Of or connected with the sky, celestial

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative caeruleus caerulea caeruleum caeruleī caeruleae caerulea
Genitive caeruleī caeruleae caeruleī caeruleōrum caeruleārum caeruleōrum
Dative caeruleō caeruleō caeruleīs
Accusative caeruleum caeruleam caeruleum caeruleōs caeruleās caerulea
Ablative caeruleō caeruleā caeruleō caeruleīs
Vocative caerulee caerulea caeruleum caeruleī caeruleae caerulea

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: cerulean
  • Italian: ceruleo
  • Spanish: cerúleo
  • French: céruléen

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Colors in Latin · colōrēs (layout · text)
     candidus, albus, niveus, cēreus, marmoreus, eburneus, cānus      rāvus, pullus, cinereus, cineraceus, plumbeusgrīseus      āter, niger, piceus
             pūniceusmurrinus, rūfus, ruber, russus, rubrīcus, mulleus; cocceus, coccīnus, badius              rutilus, armeniacus, auranteus, aurantiacus; fuscus, colōrius, cervīnus, spādīx              gilvus, helvus, fulvus, flāvus, croceus, pallidus, lūteus, blondinus
             galbus, galbinus, lūridus              viridis              prasinus
             cyaneus              caeruleus, azurīnus, blavus              glaucus; līvidus; venetus
             violāceus, ianthinus, balaustīnus              ostrīnus, amethystīnus              purpureus, ātropurpūreus, roseus, rosāceus

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