-ula

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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin. Cognate with Proto-Germanic -*ilaz, whence no longer productive English -le (as in dimple and nozzle), Dutch -el, German -el.

SuffixEdit

-ula

  1. Used to form taxonomic names, usually of genera; small-.

Derived termsEdit

  • See -ula at Wikispecies.

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *-dʰlom ‎(instrumental suffix), when compounded as -gdʰl-.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ula f ‎(genitive -ulae); first declension

  1. Noun suffix denoting instrument.
    regō + ‎-ula → ‎rēgula
    tegō + ‎-ula → ‎tēgula

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative -ula -ulae
genitive -ulae -ulārum
dative -ulae -ulīs
accusative -ulam -ulās
ablative -ulā -ulīs
vocative -ula -ulae

Derived termsEdit


Etymology 2Edit

Cognate with Proto-Germanic -*ilaz, whence no longer productive English -le (as in dimple and nozzle), Dutch -el, German -el.

SuffixEdit

-ula

  1. nominative feminine singular of -ulus
  2. nominative neuter plural of -ulus
  3. accusative neuter plural of -ulus
  4. vocative feminine singular of -ulus
  5. vocative neuter plural of -ulus

-ulā

  1. ablative feminine singular of -ulus

ReferencesEdit

  • Andrew L. Sihler (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press
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