calvities

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calvities (uncountable)

  1. Baldness, the condition of being bald.

Noun[edit]

calvities

  1. plural of calvity

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

calvities f

  1. plural of calvitie

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

calvus (without hair, bald, hairless) +‎ -itiēs

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Noun[edit]

calvitiēs f (genitive calvitiēī); fifth declension

  1. baldness
    • c. 27 CE – 66 CE, Petronius, Satyricon 108.1:
      Obstupueram ego supplicii metu pavidus, nec quid in re manifestissima dicerem, inveniebam turbatus ... et deformis praeter spoliati capitis dedecus superciliorum etiam aequalis cum fronte calvities, ut nihil nec facere deceret nec dicere.
      • 1913 translation by Michael Heseltine
        I was dumb with terror of being punished, and too upset to find a word to say, for the case was only too clear. . . .We were in no position to speak, or do anything, for to say nothing of the disgrace of our shaven heads, our eyebrows were as bald as our pates.

Declension[edit]

Fifth-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative calvitiēs
Genitive calvitiēī
Dative calvitiēī
Accusative calvitiem
Ablative calvitiē
Vocative calvitiēs

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