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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 riuis aurique metallum, uulnificusque chalybs uasta fornace liquescit.
      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.

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

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • chalybs in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • chalybs in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • chalybs” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • chalybs in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers