duellum

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *deh₂w-, *dew-(to injure, destroy, burn). Cognate with Ancient Greek δαίω(daíō, to burn), δύη(dúē, misery, pain). Duellum changed from the initial duellum into bellum (compare the change from duis to bis, and duonos to bonus).

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duellum n ‎(genitive duellī); second declension

  1. (poetic, archaic) war

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative duellum duella
genitive duellī duellōrum
dative duellō duellīs
accusative duellum duella
ablative duellō duellīs
vocative duellum duella

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