See also: illus.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Misinterpretation of diminutive suffix -lus on such nouns as sigillum (signum + -lus), used freely.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-illus (feminine -illa, neuter -illum); first/second-declension suffix

  1. Used to form adjectives from nouns.

Usage notesEdit

The suffix -illus is added to a noun or adjective.

Examples:
bovillus (pertaining to cattle), from bōs (cow, bull)
pusillus (very small, petty), from pūsus (little boy)

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative -illus -illa -illum -illī -illae -illa
Genitive -illī -illae -illī -illōrum -illārum -illōrum
Dative -illō -illō -illīs
Accusative -illum -illam -illum -illōs -illās -illa
Ablative -illō -illā -illō -illīs
Vocative -ille -illa -illum -illī -illae -illa

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Spanish: -illo