Latin edit

Etymology edit

From mel (honey) +‎ -eus.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

melleus (feminine mellea, neuter melleum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. Of, pertaining to or resembling honey.
  2. As sweet as honey; honey-sweet, delightful, charming.

Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative melleus mellea melleum melleī melleae mellea
Genitive melleī melleae melleī melleōrum melleārum melleōrum
Dative melleō melleō melleīs
Accusative melleum melleam melleum melleōs melleās mellea
Ablative melleō melleā melleō melleīs
Vocative mellee mellea melleum melleī melleae mellea

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Descendants edit

  • English: melleous
  • Italian: melleo

References edit

  • melleus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • melleus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette