holus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*ǵʰelh₃-

From Old Latin helus, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃-os- ‎(green things), from *ǵʰelh₃- ‎(green). Cognates include Latin fel, helvus, Ancient Greek χολή ‎(kholḗ), χλόη ‎(khlóē), χλοερός ‎(khloerós), χλωρός ‎(khlōrós), and English gall, Old English ġeolu (English yellow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

holus n ‎(genitive holeris); third declension

  1. vegetable; greens

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative holus holera
genitive holeris holerum
dative holerī holeribus
accusative holus holera
ablative holere holeribus
vocative holus holera

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • holus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 287