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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *gel- (cold). Related to English cold.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gelū n (genitive gelūs); fourth declension

  1. frost
    • 15th century, A nominale [with a mentioning]. In: Anglo-Saxon and old English vocabularies by Thomas Wright. Second edition. Edited and collated by Richard Paul Wülcker. Volume I: Vocabularies, London, 1884, column 736:
      Hoc gelu, indeclinabile, frost.
  2. chill

InflectionEdit

Fourth declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative gelū gelua
genitive gelūs geluum
dative gelū gelibus
accusative gelū gelua
ablative gelū gelibus
vocative gelū gelua

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • gelu in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • gelu in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • gelu in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be numb with cold: frigore (gelu) rigere, torpere

Old SaxonEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gelu

  1. Alternative form of gelo