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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.



vulgus n, m ‎(genitive vulgī); second declension

  1. (uncountable) the common people
  2. (uncountable) the public
  3. throng, crowd
  4. gathering


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.

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Second declension.

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

There is also the ablative singular vulgu


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