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See also: ulus and Ulus

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Misinterpretation of diminutive suffix -lus on o-stem nouns, used freely.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ulus m (feminine -ula, neuter -ulum); first/second declension

  1. Used to form a diminutive of a noun, indicating small size or youth.

Usage notesEdit

The suffix -ulus is added to a noun to form a diminutive of that noun.

Examples:
calx (limestone, game counter) + ‎-ulus → ‎calculus (pebble, little stone)
rēx (king) + ‎-ulus → ‎rēgulus (prince, petty king)

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative -ulus -ula -ulum -ulī -ulae -ula
Genitive -ulī -ulae -ulī -ulōrum -ulārum -ulōrum
Dative -ulō -ulō -ulīs
Accusative -ulum -ulam -ulum -ulōs -ulās -ula
Ablative -ulō -ulā -ulō -ulīs
Vocative -ule -ula -ulum -ulī -ulae -ula

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