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For *cannālis, from canna (reed, cane), from Ancient Greek κάννα (kánna, reed).



canālis m (genitive canālis); third declension

  1. A pipe, spout.
    • 70 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Georgicon 4.265:
      mellaque harundineis inferre canalibus
      [] and give them honey through reed pipes
  2. A gutter, ditch.
  3. A groove, channel, canal, conduit, duct.


Third-declension noun (i-stem, ablative singular in ).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative canālis canālēs
Genitive canālis canālium
Dative canālī canālibus
Accusative canālem canālēs
Ablative canālī canālibus
Vocative canālis canālēs

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  • Italo-Dalmatian
    • Dalmatian: canul
    • Italian: canale (see there for further descendants)
    • Sicilian: canali
  • Old French: chenel (see there for further descendants)
  • Old Occitan:
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Venetian: canal
  • West Iberian
  • Vulgar Latin: *canālia


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