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plural of epulum.



epulae f pl (genitive epulārum); first declension

  1. feast, banquet
  2. dishes, meats.
  3. (figuratively) food.

Usage notes[edit]

This is used as a noun only in the plural and as the plural of epulum. It is particularly used in the plural when describing a religious festival.


Forms only in plural when acting as a noun separate from epulum

Number Plural
nominative epulae
genitive epulārum
dative epulīs
accusative epulās
ablative epulīs
vocative epulae

Related terms[edit]


  • epulae in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • epulae in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “epulae”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • epulae” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to load the tables with the most exquisite viands: mensas exquisitissimis epulis instruere (Tusc. 5. 21. 62)
    • (ambiguous) during dinner; at table: inter cenam, inter epulas
    • (ambiguous) to entertain, regale a person: accipere aliquem (bene, copiose, laute, eleganter, regio apparatu, apparatis epulis)