vulgus

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wel- ‎(to throng, crowd), see also Welsh gwala ‎(sufficiency, enough), Middle Breton gwal'ch ‎(abundance), Ancient Greek εἴλω ‎(eílō, to roll up, pack close), Sanskrit वर्ग ‎(varga, group, division), Latin volvō.

Some have attempted, without success, to link it to Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₁-go, whence English folk.

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Noun[edit]

vulgus n, m ‎(genitive vulgī); second declension

  1. (uncountable)<noinclude>


<noinclude> the common people

  1. (uncountable)<noinclude>


<noinclude> the public

  1. throng, crowd
  2. gathering

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Second declension neuter with nominative/accusative/vocative in -us.

Number Singular
nominative vulgus
genitive vulgī
dative vulgō
accusative vulgus
ablative vulgō
vocative vulgus

Vulgus is also rarely encountered as a regular masculine second declension noun.

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vulgus vulgī
genitive vulgī vulgōrum
dative vulgō vulgīs
accusative vulgum vulgōs
ablative vulgō vulgīs
vocative vulge vulgī

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