chalybs

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek χάλυψ (khálups).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chalybs m (genitive chalybis); third declension

  1. iron, steel
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 8.445
      Fluit aes riuis aurique metallum, uulnificusque chalybs uasta fornace liquescit.
      Bronze and golden ore flowed in streams, and steel, that deals wounds, melted in a vast furnace.
  2. weapons or implements made from iron or steel

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative chalybs chalybēs
genitive chalybis chalybum
dative chalybī chalybibus
accusative chalybem chalybēs
ablative chalybe chalybibus
vocative chalybs chalybēs

Synonyms[edit]

  • (iron, tool made of iron, weapon made of iron): ferrum

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • chalybs in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • chalybs in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • chalybs” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • chalybs in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers