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

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