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fello (plural pelle)

  1. mountain

Regional variants[edit]




Learned borrowing from Medieval Latin fellō (criminal), from Frankish *fellō (evildoer). Doublet of fellone.



fello (feminine fella, masculine plural felli, feminine plural felle)

  1. (literary) evil, wretched
  2. (obsolete) angry, frowning
  3. (obsolete) gloomy, melancholic


fello m (plural felli)

  1. (literary, rare) wretch


  • fello in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana



Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suck, suckle). Cognates include Sanskrit धयति (dhayati), Ancient Greek θηλή (thēlḗ), Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌳𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 (daddjan, suckle), and Old Church Slavonic доити (doiti). Related to fēmina, fīlius, fētus.



fēllō (present infinitive fēllāre, perfect active fēllāvī, supine fēllātum); first conjugation[1][2]

  1. I suck.
  2. (vulgar, in particular) I fellate, perform fellatio, suck off.
    1st century AD, Martial, Epigrams, 2.50:
    Quod fellas et aquam potas, nil, Lesbia, peccas:
    qua tibi parte opus est, Lesbia, sumis aquam.
    Because you suck [cock] and drink water, Lesbia, you err in nothing:
    in just the part you ought to be, Lesbia, you're making use of the water.
   Conjugation of fēllō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fēllō fēllās fēllat fēllāmus fēllātis fēllant
imperfect fēllābam fēllābās fēllābat fēllābāmus fēllābātis fēllābant
future fēllābō fēllābis fēllābit fēllābimus fēllābitis fēllābunt
perfect fēllāvī fēllāvistī fēllāvit fēllāvimus fēllāvistis fēllāvērunt, fēllāvēre
pluperfect fēllāveram fēllāverās fēllāverat fēllāverāmus fēllāverātis fēllāverant
future perfect fēllāverō fēllāveris fēllāverit fēllāverimus fēllāveritis fēllāverint
passive present fēllor fēllāris, fēllāre fēllātur fēllāmur fēllāminī fēllantur
imperfect fēllābar fēllābāris, fēllābāre fēllābātur fēllābāmur fēllābāminī fēllābantur
future fēllābor fēllāberis, fēllābere fēllābitur fēllābimur fēllābiminī fēllābuntur
perfect fēllātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect fēllātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect fēllātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fēllem fēllēs fēllet fēllēmus fēllētis fēllent
imperfect fēllārem fēllārēs fēllāret fēllārēmus fēllārētis fēllārent
perfect fēllāverim fēllāverīs fēllāverit fēllāverīmus fēllāverītis fēllāverint
pluperfect fēllāvissem fēllāvissēs fēllāvisset fēllāvissēmus fēllāvissētis fēllāvissent
passive present fēller fēllēris, fēllēre fēllētur fēllēmur fēllēminī fēllentur
imperfect fēllārer fēllārēris, fēllārēre fēllārētur fēllārēmur fēllārēminī fēllārentur
perfect fēllātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect fēllātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fēllā fēllāte
future fēllātō fēllātō fēllātōte fēllantō
passive present fēllāre fēllāminī
future fēllātor fēllātor fēllantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives fēllāre fēllāvisse fēllātūrum esse fēllārī fēllātum esse fēllātum īrī
participles fēllāns fēllātūrus fēllātus fēllandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
fēllandī fēllandō fēllandum fēllandō fēllātum fēllātū
  • English: fellate
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Frankish *fellō (evildoer).



fellō m (genitive fellōnis); third declension[3]

  1. (Medieval Latin) criminal, barbarian

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fellō fellōnēs
Genitive fellōnis fellōnum
Dative fellōnī fellōnibus
Accusative fellōnem fellōnēs
Ablative fellōne fellōnibus
Vocative fellō fellōnēs


  1. ^ fello in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  2. ^ fello in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  3. ^ fello in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  4. ^ van der Sijs, Nicoline, editor (2010), “fel”, in Etymologiebank, Meertens Institute