galba

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Gaulish, probably from Proto-Indo-European *golbʰo- (womb, animal young)[1]. If so, cognate with English calf

Noun[edit]

galba f (genitive galbae); first declension

  1. a kind of little worm or larva (animal)
  2. a stout, fat human (Gaul word)
  3. a nickname at the people of Sulpicia

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative galba galbae
genitive galbae galbārum
dative galbae galbīs
accusative galbam galbās
ablative galbā galbīs
vocative galba galbae

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959), “geleb(h)-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume II, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, pages 358-359