pilus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Latin hair

NounEdit

pilus (plural pili)

  1. A hair.
  2. (microbiology) A hairlike appendage found on the cell surface of many bacteria.

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the Proto-Indo-European *pil- (one string of hair). [1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pilus m (genitive pilī); second declension

  1. A hair.
  2. (figuratively) An insignificant amount; iota; least amount
InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pilus pilī
genitive pilī pilōrum
dative pilō pilīs
accusative pilum pilōs
ablative pilō pilīs
vocative pile pilī
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Etymology 2Edit

From pīlum (javelin).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pīlus m (genitive pīlī); second declension

  1. A maniple of the triāriī; a reserve company of veteran soldiers.
InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pīlus pīlī
genitive pīlī pīlōrum
dative pīlō pīlīs
accusative pīlum pīlōs
ablative pīlō pīlīs
vocative pīle pīlī
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
  • prīmus pīlus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nostratic Etymology 867.
Last modified on 15 February 2014, at 07:54