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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin pālus (stake, post). Doublet of pole.

NounEdit

palus (plural pali)

  1. (marine biology) A vertical pillar along the inner septal margin of a coral.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin palūs (marsh, swamp).

NounEdit

palus (plural paludes)

  1. (planetology) A small plain (compared to mare) on the surface of a planet or satellite.

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

NounEdit

palus ?

  1. plural of palu

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Italic *palūts, *palūd-, from Proto-Indo-European *pelHk-iH-h₂, related to Latvian pelce (puddle), Lithuanian pelkė (marsh), Sanskrit पल्वल (palvala, pool, pond), and possibly Ancient Greek πηλός (pēlós, mud, earth, clay).

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

palūs f (genitive palūdis); third declension

  1. swamp, marsh, morass, bog, fen, pool
InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative palūs palūdēs
Genitive palūdis palūdum
Dative palūdī palūdibus
Accusative palūdem palūdēs
Ablative palūde palūdibus
Vocative palūs palūdēs
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Inherited from a metathesised Vulgar Latin form *padule

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Italic *pākslos, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ǵ-slos, from *peh₂ǵ-. See related terms.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pālus m (genitive pāli); second declension

  1. stake, prop, stay, pale, post
InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pālus pālī
Genitive pālī pālōrum
Dative pālō pālīs
Accusative pālum pālōs
Ablative pālō pālīs
Vocative pāle pālī
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • palus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • palus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • palus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • palus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to bind to the stake: ad palum deligare (Liv. 2. 5)
  • palus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • palus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin