vultus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to see), see also Tocharian B yel- ‘to examine’ and Welsh gweld.

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Noun[edit]

vultus m (genitive vultūs); fourth declension

  1. expression, appearance
  2. (anatomy) face

vultus

  1. vocative singular of vultus

vultūs

  1. genitive singular of vultus
  2. nominative plural of vultus
  3. accusative plural of vultus
  4. vocative plural of vultus

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vultus vultūs
genitive vultūs vultuum
dative vultuī vultibus
accusative vultum vultūs
ablative vultū vultibus
vocative vultus vultūs

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References[edit]

  • Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume III, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 1136
  • vultus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “vultus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • vultus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • his eyes are always fixed on some one's face: oculi in vultu alicuius habitant
    • to dissemble, disguise one's feelings: vultum fingere
    • a feigned expression: vultus ficti simulatique
    • to put on a stern air: vultum componere ad severitatem
    • to keep one's countenance, remain impassive: vultum non mutare