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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *kal (hard); see also Old Church Slavonic калити (kaliti, to harden, cool), Old Irish calath (hard), Sanskrit कलिका (kalikā, bud).

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NounEdit

callum n (genitive callī); second declension

  1. A hard or thick substance.
  2. The hardened, thick skin upon animal bodies, hide.
  3. The hard skin or flesh of plants.
  4. The hard covering of soil.
  5. A callus, induration.
  6. (figuratively) Hardness, callousness, insensibility, stupidity.

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative callum calla
Genitive callī callōrum
Dative callō callīs
Accusative callum calla
Ablative callō callīs
Vocative callum calla

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DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: call, cal·lus
  • Galician: calo
  • Italian: callo
  • Portuguese: calo
  • Spanish: callo

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