calu

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See also: cāļu

Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kalwaz (naked, bald), from Proto-Indo-European *galw- (naked, bald). Cognate with Old Frisian kale (baldness), Middle Low German kāl, kāle (bald), Middle Dutch cāle, cālū (bald), Old High German chalo, kalo, kalwēr (bald), Latin calvus (bald), Old Church Slavonic голъ (golŭ, nude), Russian го́лый (gólyj, nude), Sanskrit कुल्व (kulva, bald), Persian کل (kal), Avestan 𐬐𐬀𐬎𐬭𐬎𐬎𐬀 (kauruua, bald).

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Adjective[edit]

calu

  1. (of persons) bald
  2. (of plants) bare

Declension[edit]

Weak Strong
case singular plural case singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative calwa calwe calwe calwan nom. calu calu calu calwe calu, -calwe calwa, -e
accusative calwan calwe calwan acc. calone calu calwe calwe calu, -calwe calwa, -calwe
genitive calwan calora, calwena gen. calwes calwes calore calora
dative calwan calwum dat. calwum calwum calore calwum
instrumental calwe

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Noun[edit]

calu

  1. predicative singular of cal