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See also: głos and Glos



From the Proto-Indo-European *ǵl̥h₂ów- (sister-in-law). Cognates include the Ancient Greek γάλως (gálōs), the Old Church Slavonic зълъва (zŭlŭva, whence the Russian золо́вка, zolóvka), the Phrygian γέλαρος, and the Old Armenian տալ (tal).



glōs f (genitive glōris); third declension

  1. (Classical Latin) the sister of one’s husband, one’s sister-in-law
  2. (Late Latin and Medieval Latin) the wife of one’s brother, one’s sister-in-law
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Nonius Marcellus to this entry?)


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative glōs glōrēs
genitive glōris glōrum
dative glōrī glōribus
accusative glōrem glōrēs
ablative glōre glōribus
vocative glōs glōrēs


  • (wife of one’s brother): frātria (Classical)


  • glos in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “GLOS2”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre, page 2. GLOS
  • glōs, glōris” on page 716/2 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • glos in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • glōs” on page 767/3 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976), “glos”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (in Latin), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 470/2