Alternative formsEdit


calx ‎(heel) +‎ -eus.



calceus m ‎(genitive calceī); second declension

  1. shoe


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative calceus calceī
genitive calceī calceōrum
dative calceō calceīs
accusative calceum calceōs
ablative calceō calceīs
vocative calcee calceī

Derived termsEdit



  • calceus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • calceus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • CALCEUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • calceus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to change one's clothes (and shoes): vestimenta (et calceos) mutare
  • calceus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • calceus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill