volubilis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From volvo (I turn around, I roll)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

volūbilis (neuter volūbile); third declension

  1. that turns itself around, turning, spinning, whirling, rolling, revolving
  2. (figuratively, of speech) rapid, fluent, voluble
  3. (figuratively, of fate) changeable, mutable

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative volūbilis volūbile volūbilēs volūbilia
genitive volūbilis volūbilium
dative volūbilī volūbilibus
accusative volūbilem volūbile volūbilēs volūbilia
ablative volūbilī volūbilibus
vocative volūbilis volūbile volūbilēs volūbilia

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References[edit]

  • volubilis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • volubilis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “volubilis”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • volubilis” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • volubilis in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • volubilis in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976) The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press