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Derived from sal (salt).



salum n (genitive salī); second declension

  1. the (open or high) sea, main, deep, ocean
  2. the sea in motion; waves, billow
  3. (figuratively) the colour of the sea
  4. (figuratively) sea of thought, anxiety, agitation or trouble
  5. (figuratively, of a river) stream, current


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative salum sala
genitive salī salōrum
dative salō salīs
accusative salum sala
ablative salō salīs
vocative salum sala

Derived terms[edit]


  • salum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • salum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “salum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • salum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette