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EtymologyEdit

From Latin caulis.

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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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Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

caulīs

  1. dative plural of caulae
  2. ablative plural of caulae

Etymology 2Edit

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

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NounEdit

caulis m (genitive caulis); third declension

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

Third declension.

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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill