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From Proto-Indo-European *gel- (form into a ball; ball) or from *gley- (to stick; to spread, to smear).

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Particularly: “citation for *gel-, *gley-

Or, as preferred by De Vaan, perhaps related to Latin grānum (grain, kernel), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵr̥h₂-nóm (matured, grown old); as pointed out, this depends on a different evolution of the IE semantics: to decay, rather than to ripen.


glārea f (genitive glāreae); first declension

  1. gravel


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative glārea glāreae
genitive glāreae glāreārum
dative glāreae glāreīs
accusative glāream glāreās
ablative glāreā glāreīs
vocative glārea glāreae

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  • glarea in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • glarea in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • glarea in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to make a gravel path: substruere viam glarea (Liv. 41. 27)