palus

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pālus (stake, post).

Noun[edit]

palus (plural pali)

  1. (marine biology) A vertical pillar along the inner septal margin of a coral.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin palūs (marsh, swamp).

Noun[edit]

palus (plural paludes)

  1. (planetology) A small plain (compared to mare) on the surface of a planet or satellite.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

palus ?

  1. plural of palu

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Italic *palūd, from Proto-Indo-European *pelHk-iH-h₂, related to Latvian pelce (puddle), Lithuanian pelkė (marsh), Sanskrit पल्वल (palvala, pool, pond), and possibly Ancient Greek πηλός (pēlós, mud, earth, clay).

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Noun[edit]

palūs f (genitive palūdis); third declension

  1. swamp, marsh, morass, bog, fen, pool
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative palūs palūdēs
genitive palūdis palūdum
dative palūdī palūdibus
accusative palūdem palūdēs
ablative palūde palūdibus
vocative palūs palūdēs
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Italic *pākslos, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ǵ-slos, from *peh₂ǵ-. See related terms.

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Noun[edit]

pālus m (genitive pāli); second declension

  1. stake, prop, stay, pale, post
Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pālus pālī
genitive pālī pālōrum
dative pālō pālīs
accusative pālum pālōs
ablative pālō pālīs
vocative pāle pālī
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References[edit]

  • palus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • palus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “palus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • palus” 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 bind to the stake: ad palum deligare (Liv. 2. 5)
  • palus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • palus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin