Latin edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From the same Proto-Indo-European source as Old Church Slavonic плъсть (plŭstĭ), Old High German filz, Ancient Greek πῖλος (pîlos, felt), Albanian plis (felt).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

pilleus m (genitive pilleī); second declension

  1. a felt cap worn at the Saturnalia, and given to freed slaves
  2. (figuratively) liberty, freedom

Declension edit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pilleus pilleī
Genitive pilleī pilleōrum
Dative pilleō pilleīs
Accusative pilleum pilleōs
Ablative pilleō pilleīs
Vocative pillee pilleī

Descendants edit

  • Catalan: pella
  • French: peille
  • Occitan: pelha

References edit

  • pilleus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pilleus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pilleus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • pilleus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • pilleus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pilleus”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin