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From Proto-Italic *wet-elo-, from Proto-Indo-European *wet- (year), same source as Ancient Greek ἔταλον (étalon), Albanian viç, English wether, Scots weddir, woddir, wadder (wether), Dutch weder, weer (wether), German Widder (wether, ram), Swedish vädur (wether, ram), Icelandic veður (wether, ram). See also Ancient Greek Ῑ̓ταλός (Ītalós).



vitulus m (genitive vitulī); second declension

  1. a bull calf


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vitulus vitulī
Genitive vitulī vitulōrum
Dative vitulō vitulīs
Accusative vitulum vitulōs
Ablative vitulō vitulīs
Vocative vitule vitulī

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  • Aromanian: vitulj, vituljiu
  • Portuguese: vítulo
  • Romanian: vătui
  • Spanish: vítulo


  • vitulus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vitulus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vitulus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • vitulus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • vitulus”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray