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caulis

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin caulis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

caulis (plural caules)

  1. (architecture) Each of the main stalks which support the volutes and helices of a Corinthian capital.
  2. (botany) The stalk of a plant, especially a herbaceous stem in its natural state.

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

caulīs

  1. dative plural of caula
  2. ablative plural of caula

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *keh₂u-l-i. Cognate with Ancient Greek καυλός (kaulós, stem), Latvian kauls.[1]

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

caulis m (genitive caulis); third declension

  1. stalk, stem
  2. stem of a cabbage
  3. penis
InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative caulis caulēs
genitive caulis caulum
dative caulī caulibus
accusative caulem caulēs
ablative caule caulibus
vocative caulis caulēs
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers