vallis

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, but possibly from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to turn, wind, roll), same source as North Frisian wal (wall), Dutch wal (wall, rampart, embankment), German Wall (rampart, mound, embankment), Swedish vall (mound, wall, bank).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vallis f (genitive vallis); third declension

  1. valley, vale
  2. (by extension) hollow

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vallis vallēs
Genitive vallis vallium
Dative vallī vallibus
Accusative vallem vallēs
Ablative valle vallibus
Vocative vallis vallēs

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

vallīs

  1. dative plural of vallum
  2. ablative plural of vallum

References[edit]

  1. ^ Franco, Comparative etymological Dictionary of classical Indo-European languages: Indo-European - Sanskrit - Greek - Latin