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From Proto-Italic *kleitrela, diminutive of *kleitrā, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱléy-treh₂ (shelter, covering), from *ḱley- (to shelter, cover) +‎ *-treh₂.[1]



clītellae f pl (genitive clītellārum); first declension (plural only)

  1. packsaddle


First declension.

Case Plural
nominative clītellae
genitive clītellārum
dative clītellīs
accusative clītellās
ablative clītellīs
vocative clītellae



  1. nominative plural of clītella
  2. genitive singular of clītella
  3. dative singular of clītella
  4. vocative plural of clītella


  • clitellae in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • clitellae in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • clitellae in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • clitellae in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • clitellae in Samuel Ball Platner (1929), Thomas Ashby, editor, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, London: Oxford University Press
  • clitellae in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1938), “clitellae”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume I, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 236