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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Paulus, from paulus (small).

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Paul

  1. In the New Testament, Apostle to the Gentiles and author of fourteen epistles.
  2. A male given name of biblical origin.
    • 1848 Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son: Chapter 1:
      'He will be christened Paul, my - Mrs Dombey - of course.'
      She feebly echoed, 'Of course,' or rather expressed it by the motion of her lips, and closed her eyes again.
      'His father's name, Mrs Dombey, and his grandfather's! I wish his grandfather were alive this day! There is some inconvenience in the necessity of writing Junior,' said Mr Dombey, making a fictitious autograph on his knee; 'but it is merely of a private and personal complexion. It doesn't enter into the correspondence of the House. Its signature remains the same.'
  3. A patronymic surname​.
  4. A city in Idaho.

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Paul, from Latin Paulus, paulus (small).

Proper nounEdit

Paul

  1. a male given name

DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Paul

  1. A male given name, a variant of the much more popular Poul.

EstonianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Paul

  1. A male given name, cognate with the English Paul.

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Swedish, German or English Paul. Cognate with the older Finnish Paavo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɑu̯l/, [ˈpɑu̯l]

Proper nounEdit

Paul

  1. A male given name.
    • 1946 Anni Swan, Pauli on koditon, WSOY (1960), page 21:
      —Sanohan ensin mikä nimesi on?
      —Pauli.
      —Pauli, toisti Anna hitaasti. Minulla oli ennen pieni, Paul niminen veli, lisäsi hän.

Usage notesEdit

  • More common in the vernacular form Pauli.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Paul (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Paul Paulit
genitive Paulin Paulien
partitive Paulia Pauleja
illative Pauliin Pauleihin
singular plural
nominative Paul Paulit
accusative nom. Paul Paulit
gen. Paulin
genitive Paulin Paulien
partitive Paulia Pauleja
inessive Paulissa Pauleissa
elative Paulista Pauleista
illative Pauliin Pauleihin
adessive Paulilla Pauleilla
ablative Paulilta Pauleilta
allative Paulille Pauleille
essive Paulina Pauleina
translative Pauliksi Pauleiksi
instructive Paulein
abessive Paulitta Pauleitta
comitative Pauleineen

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Paul

  1. Paul (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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GermanEdit

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Paul m (genitive Pauls)

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Paul.

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NorwegianEdit

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Paul

  1. A male given name. Popular variant: Pål. Feminine form: Paula.

PolishEdit

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Paul m pers or f

  1. A masculine surname​.
  2. A feminine surname​.

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Masculine surname

The feminine surname is indeclinable.

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SwedishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Clipping of Latin Paulus. Cognate with English Paul.

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Paul c (genitive Pauls)

  1. A male given name

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