vellus

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Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Latin lāna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vellus n (genitive velleris); third declension

  1. The wool shorn from a sheep; fleece; wool.
  2. The hide or pelt of an animal.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vellus vellera
genitive velleris vellerum
dative vellerī velleribus
accusative vellus vellera
ablative vellere velleribus
vocative vellus vellera

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References[edit]

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