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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin dolus (deceit, trickery); akin to Ancient Greek δόλος (dólos, bait, ruse). Compare dolose, dolosity.

NounEdit

dolus (uncountable)

  1. (law) Evil intent: malice or fraud.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wharton to this entry?)

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek δόλος (dólos, deception, trick), and attested in Classical Latin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dolus m (genitive dolī); second declension

  1. trickery, deception, deceit, guile
  2. evil intent; malice; wrongdoing (with a view to the consequences)
  3. device, artifice[1]

DeclensionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative dolus dolī
Genitive dolī dolōrum
Dative dolō dolīs
Accusative dolum dolōs
Ablative dolō dolīs
Vocative dole dolī

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Etymology 2Edit

Probably a separate and unrelated term from the above, instead deriving from dolor (pain).

NounEdit

dolus ?

  1. (Late Latin, Vulgar Latin) pain, grief

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ReferencesEdit

  • dolus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dolus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • dolus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • by craft: per dolum (B. G. 4. 13)
    • by the aid of fraud and lies: dolis et fallaciis (Sall. Cat. 11. 2)

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

do- +‎ lés (compare solus)

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dolus

  1. lightless, obscure

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MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
dolus dolus
pronounced with /ð(ʲ)-/
ndolus
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.