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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin solum (base, bottom; soil).

NounEdit

solum (plural solums or sola)

  1. Within a soil profile, a set of related soil horizons that share the same cycle of pedogenic processes.
  2. The upper layers of a soil profile that are affected by climate.

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *swol- (sole of the foot). Related to Latin solea (sandal, hoof-guard, fettle).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

solum n (genitive solī); second declension

  1. bottom, ground, base, foundation, bed
  2. floor, pavement
  3. ground, earth, land, soil
  4. sole (of the foot)
  5. (by extension) land, country, region, place
InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative solum sola
genitive solī solōrum
dative solō solīs
accusative solum sola
ablative solō solīs
vocative solum sola
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Etymology 2Edit

Adverbial accusative of sōlus (alone, only).

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AdverbEdit

sōlum (not comparable)

  1. only, just, barely, merely
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Etymology 3Edit

Non-lemma forms.

AdjectiveEdit

  1. inflection of sōlus:
    1. neuter nominative singular
    2. masculine accusative singular
    3. neuter accusative singular
    4. neuter vocative singular

ReferencesEdit

  • solum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • solum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • SOLUM in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • solum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) Solon, one of the seven sages: Solo, unus de septem (illis)
    • (ambiguous) Solo ordained by law that..: Solo lege sanxit, ut or ne
    • (ambiguous) to leave one's country (only used of exiles): solum vertere, mutare (Caecin. 34. 100)
    • (ambiguous) Solon made it a capital offence to..: Solo capite sanxit, si quis... (Att. 10. 1)
    • (ambiguous) to raze a town to the ground: oppidum solo aequare