pilus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin hair

Noun[edit]

pilus (plural pili)

  1. A hair.
  2. (microbiology) A hairlike appendage found on the cell surface of many bacteria.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Proto-Indo-European *pil- (one string of hair). [1]

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Noun[edit]

pilus m (genitive pilī); second declension

  1. A hair.
  2. (figuratively) An insignificant amount; iota; least amount
Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pilus pilī
genitive pilī pilōrum
dative pilō pilīs
accusative pilum pilōs
ablative pilō pilīs
vocative pile pilī
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Etymology 2[edit]

From pīlum (javelin).

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Noun[edit]

pīlus m (genitive pīlī); second declension

  1. A maniple of the triāriī; a reserve company of veteran soldiers.
Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pīlus pīlī
genitive pīlī pīlōrum
dative pīlō pīlīs
accusative pīlum pīlōs
ablative pīlō pīlīs
vocative pīle pīlī
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  1. ^ Nostratic Etymology 867.