halitus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin halitus

Noun[edit]

halitus (plural halituses or halitus)

  1. A vapour.
    • 1932, Dorothy L. Sayers, Have His Carcase, chapter 1
      She had not realised how butcherly the severed vessels would look, and she had not reckoned with the horrid halitus of blood, which steamed to her nostrils under the blazing sun.

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

hālitus m (genitive hālitūs); fourth declension

  1. breath, exhalation
  2. steam, vapour

Declension[edit]

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative hālitus hālitūs
Genitive hālitūs hālituum
Dative hālituī hālitibus
Accusative hālitum hālitūs
Ablative hālitū hālitibus
Vocative hālitus hālitūs

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: alito
  • Spanish: hálito

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