plebs

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plebs

  1. plural of pleb
  2. The common people, as a whole, or as a group.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Latin plēbēs, from Proto-Italic *plēðūs (whence Oscan 𐌐𐌋𐌝𐌚𐌓𐌉𐌊𐌔 ‎(plífriks, plebeian, nom. sg.) via *plēðros), from Proto-Indo-European *pléh₁dʰuh₁ (whence Ancient Greek πληθῡ́ς ‎(plēthū́s, crowd)) from *pleh₁- ‎(fill), whence pleō. See also populus.

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Noun[edit]

plēbs f ‎(genitive plēbis); third declension

  1. (countable and uncountable) plebeians, common people

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative plēbs plēbēs
genitive plēbis plēbum
dative plēbī plēbibus
accusative plēbem plēbēs
ablative plēbe plēbibus
vocative plēbs plēbēs

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References[edit]

  • plebs” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.