pulvis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pel- (flour, dust).

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pulvis m (genitive pulveris); third declension

  1. dust, powder
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Genesis.3.19:
      pulvis es et in pulverem revertēris.
      Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return (King James ver.)
  2. (figuratively) an arena, place of contest

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pulvis pulverēs
Genitive pulveris pulverum
Dative pulverī pulveribus
Accusative pulverem pulverēs
Ablative pulvere pulveribus
Vocative pulvis pulverēs

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

pulverem (accusative)

  • Eastern Romance
    • Aromanian: pulbiri, pulbire
    • Romanian: pulbere
  • Lombard: polver
  • Italo-Dalmatian


pulveris (genitive)


Vulgar Latin: *pulvera


Vulgar Latin: *pulvus


  • West Iberian
  • Vulgar Latin: *pulus
    • Old Portuguese: poo
      • Galician: po
      • Portuguese:
        • Guinea-Bissau Creole: po

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