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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek χάλυψ (khálups).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chalybs m (genitive chalybis); third declension

  1. iron, steel
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 8.445:
      Fluit aes rīvīs aurīque metallum, vulnificusque chalybs vastā fornāce liquēscit.
      Bronze and golden ore flowed in streams, and steel, that deals wounds, melted in a vast furnace.
  2. weapons or implements made from iron or steel

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative chalybs chalybēs
Genitive chalybis chalybum
Dative chalybī chalybibus
Accusative chalybem chalybēs
Ablative chalybe chalybibus
Vocative chalybs chalybēs

SynonymsEdit

  • (iron, tool made of iron, weapon made of iron): ferrum

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