vallum

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vallum.

NounEdit

vallum ‎(plural vallums or valla)

  1. (historical, Roman antiquity) A rampart; a wall, as in a fortification.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From vallus ‎(stake, palisade, point), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- ‎(to turn, wind, roll).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vallum n ‎(genitive vallī); second declension

  1. wall, rampart, entrenchment

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vallum valla
genitive vallī vallōrum
dative vallō vallīs
accusative vallum valla
ablative vallō vallīs
vocative vallum valla

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • vallum” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • vallum” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to raise a rampart, earthwork: vallum iacere, exstruere, facere
    • (ambiguous) to fortify the camp with a rampart: castra munire vallo (aggere)
    • (ambiguous) to keep watch on the rampart: custodias agere in vallo
    • (ambiguous) to surround a town with a rampart and fosse: oppidum cingere vallo et fossa
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