LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Feminine of vetulus (old man).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vetula f (genitive vetulae); first declension

  1. old woman
    • 1st or 2nd century, Juvenal, Satires, translated by Paul Allen Miller in Latin Verse Satire: An Anthology and Critical Reader, p.381.
      mortua, non vetula ("a dead woman, not an old one")
  2. a corn dolly or small figurine, shaped as an old woman; a term in use among the Druidic pagans of Flanders in the 7th century
    • 7th century BC, Vita Eligii (The Life of St. Eligius), sermons of St. Eligius, translated by Jo Ann McNamara.[1]
      Nullus in Kalendas Januarii nefanda et ridiculosa, vetulas aut cervulos vel iotticos ("Do not..make vetulas, little deer or iotticos")

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vetula vetulae
Genitive vetulae vetulārum
Dative vetulae vetulīs
Accusative vetulam vetulās
Ablative vetulā vetulīs
Vocative vetula vetulae

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