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See also: Polus, poļus, pólus, and πολύς



From Ancient Greek πόλος (pólos, axis of rotation).



polus m (genitive polī); second declension

  1. pole (an extreme point of an axis)
  2. sky, the heavens


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative polus polī
Genitive polī polōrum
Dative polō polīs
Accusative polum polōs
Ablative polō polīs
Vocative pole polī


  • Italian: polo
  • Catalan: pol
  • Old French: pole
  • Galician: polo
  • German: Pol
  • Norwegian: pol
  • Occitan: pòl
  • Portuguese: polo
  • Russian: полюс (poljus)
  • Spanish: polo


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  • polus”, in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
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  • polus”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin