bovillus

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EtymologyEdit

Related to bōs (cow, bull, ox). An ancient form of bubulus.

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AdjectiveEdit

bovīllus (feminine bovīlla, neuter bovīllum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. (rare) of or pertaining to cattle, cows, oxen or bulls.

Usage notesEdit

  • In Aureate prose bovillus is used only by Livy in the text of a referendum put during the Punic Wars at the behest of the Pontifex Maximus relating to a sacrifice. Livy uses būbulus in a more general context, as do other writers including Cato the Elder.

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative bovīllus bovīlla bovīllum bovīllī bovīllae bovīlla
Genitive bovīllī bovīllae bovīllī bovīllōrum bovīllārum bovīllōrum
Dative bovīllō bovīllō bovīllīs
Accusative bovīllum bovīllam bovīllum bovīllōs bovīllās bovīlla
Ablative bovīllō bovīllā bovīllō bovīllīs
Vocative bovīlle bovīlla bovīllum bovīllī bovīllae bovīlla

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