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From Proto-Indo-European *kal (hard); see also Old Church Slavonic калити (kaliti, to harden, cool), Old Irish calath (hard), Sanskrit कलिका (kalikā, bud).



callum n (genitive callī); second declension

  1. A hard or thick substance.
  2. The hardened, thick skin upon animal bodies, hide.
  3. The hard skin or flesh of plants.
  4. The hard covering of soil.
  5. A callus, induration.
  6. (figuratively) Hardness, callousness, insensibility, stupidity.


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative callum calla
genitive callī callōrum
dative callō callīs
accusative callum calla
ablative callō callīs
vocative callum calla


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  • callum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • callum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “callum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • callum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to render insensible to pain: callum obducere dolori (Tusc. 2. 15. 36)