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Possibly from an extinct, but Proto-Indo-European substrate language[1]; or, possibly for *vlōrum, from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to turn, wind, round), the same root of volvō. Confer with Ancient Greek εὔληρα (eúlēra, reins), Old Armenian լար (lar).


lōrum n (genitive lōrī); second declension

  1. thong (leather strap)
  2. reins of a bridle
  3. whip, lash, scourge
  4. girdle
  5. slender vinebranch


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lōrum lōra
genitive lōrī lōrōrum
dative lōrō lōrīs
accusative lōrum lōra
ablative lōrō lōrīs
vocative lōrum lōra



  • lorum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lorum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “lorum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • lorum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill