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From Proto-Indo-European *pel- (to cover, wrap; skin, hide; cloth). Cognate with Ancient Greek πέλμα (pélma, sole of the foot), Old English fell (fell, skin, hide; garment of skin). More at fell.



pellis f (genitive pellis); third declension

  1. (anatomy) pelt, hide, animal skin
  2. (mycology) the outside of a sporocarp
  3. (military) a tent for soldiers


Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pellis pellēs
genitive pellis pellium
dative pellī pellibus
accusative pellem pellēs
ablative pelle pellibus
vocative pellis pellēs

Derived terms[edit]



  • pellis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pellis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pellis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • pellis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pellis in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin