LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of uncertain origin. Often compared with bestia (beast), itself of uncertain origin.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bēlua f (genitive bēluae); first declension

  1. (wild) beast, monster
  2. brute

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative bēlua bēluae
Genitive bēluae bēluārum
Dative bēluae bēluīs
Accusative bēluam bēluās
Ablative bēluā bēluīs
Vocative bēlua bēluae

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DescendantsEdit

  • French: belluaire
  • Italian: belva
  • Portuguese: belfa

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7)‎[1], Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN
  • belua in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • belua in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • belua in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette