gelu

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gel- (cold). Related to English cold.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gelū n (genitive gelūs); fourth declension

  1. frost
    • 15th century, A nominale [with a mentioning]. In: Anglo-Saxon and old English vocabularies by Thomas Wright. Second edition. Edited and collated by Richard Paul Wülcker. Volume I: Vocabularies, London, 1884, column 736:
      Hoc gelu, indeclinabile, frost.
  2. chill

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative gelū gelua
genitive gelūs geluum
dative gelū gelibus
accusative gelū gelua
ablative gelū gelibus
vocative gelū gelua

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • gelu in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • gelu in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • gelu” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be numb with cold: frigore (gelu) rigere, torpere

Old Saxon[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gelu

  1. Alternative form of gelo