solum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin solum ‎(base, bottom; soil).

Noun[edit]

solum ‎(plural solums or sola)

  1. Within a soil profile, a set of related soil horizons that share the same cycle of pedogenic processes.
  2. The upper layers of a soil profile that are affected by climate.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *swol- ‎(sole of the foot). Related to Latin solea ‎(sandal, hoof-guard, fettle).

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Noun[edit]

solum n ‎(genitive solī); second declension

  1. bottom, ground, base, foundation, bed
  2. floor, pavement
  3. ground, earth, land, soil
  4. sole (of the foot)
  5. (by extension) land, country, region, place
Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative solum sola
genitive solī solōrum
dative solō solīs
accusative solum sola
ablative solō solīs
vocative solum sola
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Etymology 2[edit]

From sōlus ‎(alone, only).

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Adjective[edit]

  1. neuter nominative singular of sōlus
  2. masculine accusative singular of sōlus
  3. neuter accusative singular of sōlus
  4. neuter vocative singular of sōlus

Adverb[edit]

sōlum (not comparable)

  1. only, just, barely, merely
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References[edit]

  • solum” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • solum” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) Solon, one of the seven sages: Solo, unus de septem (illis)
    • (ambiguous) Solo ordained by law that..: Solo lege sanxit, ut or ne
    • (ambiguous) to leave one's country (only used of exiles): solum vertere, mutare (Caecin. 34. 100)
    • (ambiguous) Solon made it a capital offence to..: Solo capite sanxit, si quis... (Att. 10. 1)
    • (ambiguous) to raze a town to the ground: oppidum solo aequare