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From the same Proto-Indo-European source as Old Church Slavonic плусти (plusti), Old High German filz, Ancient Greek πῖλος (pîlos, felt)



pilleus m (genitive pilleī); second declension

  1. a felt cap worn at the Saturnalia, and given to freed slaves
  2. (hence) liberty, freedom


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pilleus pilleī
genitive pilleī pilleōrum
dative pilleō pilleīs
accusative pilleum pilleōs
ablative pilleō pilleīs
vocative pillee pilleī


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