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  1. conditional of flori



From Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₁-.[1] Related to Latin flāvus (yellow, blond) and Old High German blāo (blue, dark, grey) (from Proto-Germanic *blēwaz).[2] Originally a colour adjective (as in Romanian), it was later reinterpreted as a derivation from flōs or flōreō.


flōrus (feminine flōra, neuter flōrum, comparative flōrior, superlative flōrissimus); first/second declension

  1. (rare) yellow, blond; flowering; shining, bright



  • florus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • florus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • florus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • florus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • florus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • florus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  1. ^ cf. Kroonen, Guus (2013) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill – who does not mention flōrus – for flāvus and Proto-Germanic *blēwa-
  2. ^ Schrijver, Peter C. H. (1991), “IV.C.1.5.3 eh₃C”, in The reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European laryngeals in Latin (Leiden studies in Indo-European; 2), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 147