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From Proto-Italic *oinolos, diminutive of Proto-Italic *oinos (one), akin to Latin ūnus, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *óynos.



ūllus (feminine ūlla, neuter ūllum); first/second-declension adjective (pronominal)

  1. any
    Lēctiō sine ūllā dēlectātiōne.
    A reading without any enjoyment.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Ūllus is usually found in negative sentences. It corresponds to aliquis in affirmations.
  • Ūllus (any) and quisquam (anyone) have similar and in some cases overlapping uses; ūllus is typically an adjective and quisquam a pronoun, but the opposite usages are also found.


First/second-declension adjective (pronominal).

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ūllus ūlla ūllum ūllī ūllae ūlla
Genitive ūllī̆us
ūllōrum ūllārum ūllōrum
Dative ūllī ūllīs
Accusative ūllum ūllam ūllum ūllōs ūllās ūlla
Ablative ūllō ūllā ūllō ūllīs
Vocative ūlle ūlla ūllum ūllī ūllae ūlla

The declension ūllī in the genitive singular is rare but attested in Old Latin texts such as Truculentus by Plautus

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


  • ullus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ullus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ullus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • without doubt, beyond all doubt: sine dubio (not sine ullo dubio)
    • without any hesitation; without the least scruple: sine ulla dubitatione
    • indisputably; incontestably: sine (ulla) controversia

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]


ullus f (definite singular ullusa, indefinite plural ullus or ullyser, definite plural ullusene or ullysene)

  1. Alternative spelling of ull-lus