pulvis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pel- (flour, dust), related to pollen, Russian пепел (pepel), Old Church Slavonic попелъ (popelŭ), пепелъ (pepelŭ), Lithuanian pelenai, Sanskrit पलाल (palāla), and Ancient Greek πάλη (pálē, dust, meal).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pulvis m (genitive pulveris); third declension

  1. dust, powder
  2. (figuratively) an arena, place of contest

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pulvis pulverēs
genitive pulveris pulverum
dative pulverī pulveribus
accusative pulverem pulverēs
ablative pulvere pulveribus
vocative pulvis pulverēs

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References[edit]

  • pulvis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pulvis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “pulvis”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • pulvis” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)