See also: velum

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French velin (French vélin), from Latin vitulinus (of a calf), as if derived from Old French veel (veal).

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NounEdit

vellum (countable and uncountable, plural vellums)

  1. A type of parchment paper made from the skin of a lamb, baby goat, or calf.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 3, pages 113-114:
      Little, however, of the wall was seen, for it was nearly hidden by the arched book-cases; and the ponderous tomes, mostly bound in black or white vellum, long since grown dingy with age, contrasted forcibly with the gayer ornaments of their habitation.
  2. A writing paper of very high quality.

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IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

vellum f

  1. indefinite dative plural of vella

VerbEdit

vellum

  1. first-person plural present indicative of vella
  2. first-person plural present subjunctive of vella

Old NorseEdit

NounEdit

vellum

  1. dative plural of vell
  2. dative plural of vella

VerbEdit

vellum

  1. inflection of vella
    1. first-person plural present indicative of vella
    2. first-person plural imperative of vella