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From Ancient Greek μέταλλον (métallon).



metallum n (genitive metallī); second declension

  1. metal (atomic element or material made of such atoms)
  2. precious metals, especially gold or silver.
  3. mine (place where metals are found)


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative metallum metalla
genitive metallī metallōrum
dative metallō metallīs
accusative metallum metalla
ablative metallō metallīs
vocative metallum metalla

Derived terms[edit]



  • metallum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • metallum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “metallum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • metallum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to have a large income from a thing (e.g. from mines): magnas pecunias ex aliqua re (e.g. ex metallis) facere
    • the public income from the mines: pecunia publica, quae ex metallis redit
  • metallum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • metallum in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • metallum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin