pullus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin.

Noun[edit]

pullus (plural pulli)

  1. (zoology) A chick; a young bird in the downy stage.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pullus in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *polH- (animal young) (also see Ancient Greek πῶλος (pôlos), English foal, Albanian pelë (mare), Old Armenian ուլ (ul, kid, fawn)), which is ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂w- (smallness). See also Old English fēaw (little, few), Sanskrit पोत (pota, young animal) Lithuanian putytis (young bird, young animal).

Noun[edit]

pullus m (genitive pullī); second declension

  1. A young animal
    1. chick, chicken
    2. foal
  2. (term of endearment) darling
Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pullus pullī
Genitive pullī pullōrum
Dative pullō pullīs
Accusative pullum pullōs
Ablative pullō pullīs
Vocative pulle pullī
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Related to palleō.

Adjective[edit]

pullus (feminine pulla, neuter pullum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. dark-colored; dusky
Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative pullus pulla pullum pullī pullae pulla
Genitive pullī pullae pullī pullōrum pullārum pullōrum
Dative pullō pullō pullīs
Accusative pullum pullam pullum pullōs pullās pulla
Ablative pullō pullā pullō pullīs
Vocative pulle pulla pullum pullī pullae pulla

See also[edit]

Colors in Latin · colōrēs (layout · text)
     candidus, albus, niveus, cēreus, marmoreus, eburneus, cānus      rāvus, pullus, cinereus, cineraceus, plumbeusgrīseus      āter, niger, piceus
             pūniceusmurrinus, rūfus, ruber, russus, rubrīcus, mulleus; cocceus, coccīnus, badius              rutilus, armeniacus, auranteus, aurantiacus; fuscus, colōrius, cervīnus, spādīx              gilvus, helvus, fulvus, flāvus, croceus, pallidus, lūteus, blondinus
             galbus, galbinus, lūridus              viridis              prasinus
             cyaneus              caeruleus, azurīnus, blavus              glaucus; līvidus; venetus
             violāceus, ianthinus, balaustīnus              ostrīnus, amethystīnus              purpureus, ātropurpūreus, roseus, rosāceus

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