velamen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin

Noun[edit]

velamen (plural velamina)

  1. (anatomy) A covering membrane or velum
  2. (botany) A spongy, usually pale, multiseriate epidermis (i.e. consisting of multiple layers of cells) covering the roots of some kinds of plants, especially plant species with an epiphytic or semi-epiphytic habit. Examples include various orchid and Clivia species

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vēlō (I cover, wrap) +‎ -men (noun-forming suffix).

Noun[edit]

vēlāmen n (genitive vēlāminis); third declension

  1. cover, covering
  2. clothing, robe, garment
  3. veil

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vēlāmen vēlāmina
genitive vēlāminis vēlāminum
dative vēlāminī vēlāminibus
accusative vēlāmen vēlāmina
ablative vēlāmine vēlāminibus
vocative vēlāmen vēlāmina

References[edit]

  • velamen in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • velamen in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “velamen”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • velamen” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • velamen in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

velamen m (plural velámenes)

  1. (nautical) set of sails of a boat