vetula

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Noun[edit]

vetula f ‎(genitive vetulae); first declension

  1. old woman
    • 1st or 2nd century, Juvenal, Satires, translated by Paul Allen Miller in Latin Verse Satire: An Anthology and Critical Reader, p.381.
      mortua, non vetula ("a dead woman, not an old one")
  2. A corn dolly or small figurine, shaped as an old woman; a term in use among the Druidic pagans of Flanders in the 7th century.
    • 7th century BC, Vita Eligii (The Life of St. Eligius), sermons of St. Eligius, translated by Jo Ann McNamara.[1]
      Nullus in Kalendas Januarii nefanda et ridiculosa, vetulas aut cervulos vel iotticos ("Do not..make vetulas, little deer or iotticos")

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vetula vetulae
genitive vetulae vetulārum
dative vetulae vetulīs
accusative vetulam vetulās
ablative vetulā vetulīs
vocative vetula vetulae

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