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bellum

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From older form duellum. Then later changed the initial duellum into bellum (compare the change from duis to bis).

NounEdit

bellum n (genitive bellī); second declension

  1. war
    • Flavius Vegetius
      Sī vīs pācem parā bellum.
      If you want peace, prepare for war.
    Si omnes opinionibus pugnent non sit bella.
    If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.
InflectionEdit

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative bellum bella
genitive bellī bellōrum
dative bellō bellīs
accusative bellum bella
ablative bellō bellīs
vocative bellum bella
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Etymology 2Edit

Inflection of bellus (pretty).

AdjectiveEdit

bellum

  1. nominative neuter singular of bellus
  2. accusative masculine singular of bellus
  3. accusative neuter singular of bellus
  4. vocative neuter singular of bellus