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See also: Nilus and Nílus



A generalization of Nīlus (the Nile).


nīlus m (genitive nīlī); second declension

  1. (poetic) aqueduct


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative nīlus nīlī
genitive nīlī nīlōrum
dative nīlō nīlīs
accusative nīlum nīlōs
ablative nīlō nīlīs
vocative nīle nīlī


  • nilus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the Nile rushes down from very high mountains: Nilus praecipitat ex altissimis montibus
  • nilus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nilus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • nilus in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly