pelta

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, a shield, from Ancient Greek πέλτη (péltē, shield).

Noun[edit]

pelta (plural peltas or peltae)

  1. (historical) A small shield, especially one of an approximately elliptical form, or crescent-shaped.
  2. (botany) A flat apothecium having no rim.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πέλτη (péltē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pelta f (genitive peltae); first declension

  1. a small crescent-shaped shield of Thracian design.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pelta peltae
genitive peltae peltārum
dative peltae peltīs
accusative peltam peltās
ablative peltā peltīs
vocative pelta peltae

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • pelta in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pelta in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “pelta”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • pelta” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • pelta in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pelta in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin