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Derived from sal (salt).



salum n sg (genitive salī); second declension

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


Second-declension noun (neuter), singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative salum
Genitive salī
Dative salō
Accusative salum
Ablative salō
Vocative salum

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
  • salum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • salum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette