LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Italic *kʷelus, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷélus, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (turn).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

colus f (variously declined, genitive colī or colūs); second declension, fourth declension

  1. distaff
  2. spinning, spun thread
DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun or fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative colus colī
colūs
Genitive colī
colūs
colōrum
coluum
Dative colō
coluī
colīs
colibus
Accusative colum colōs
colūs
Ablative colō
colū
colīs
colibus
Vocative cole
colus
colī
colūs

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative form of cōlon (the colon).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cōlus m (genitive cōlī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of cōlon
DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cōlus cōlī
Genitive cōlī cōlōrum
Dative cōlō cōlīs
Accusative cōlum cōlōs
Ablative cōlō cōlīs
Vocative cōle cōlī

ReferencesEdit

  • colus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • colus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • colus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • colus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • colus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • colus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin