oleum

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin oleum (olive oil), from Ancient Greek ἔλαιον (élaion, olive oil).

Noun[edit]

oleum (countable and uncountable, plural oleums)

  1. (inorganic chemistry) A solution of sulfur trioxide in sulfuric acid.

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Latin[edit]

olīvae in oleō (olives in olive oil)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἔλαιον (élaion, olive oil).

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Noun[edit]

oleum n (genitive oleī); second declension

  1. olive oil
  2. the palaestra

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative oleum olea
genitive oleī oleōrum
dative oleō oleīs
accusative oleum olea
ablative oleō oleīs
vocative oleum olea

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References[edit]

  • oleum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • oleum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “oleum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • oleum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to lose one's labour: operam (et oleum) perdere or frustra consumere
  • oleum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers