See also: partícula and particulă

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From pars (part, piece) +‎ -cula (diminutive suffix).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

particula f (genitive particulae); first declension

  1. Diminutive of pars (part, piece): small part, particle

Declension edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative particula particulae
Genitive particulae particulārum
Dative particulae particulīs
Accusative particulam particulās
Ablative particulā particulīs
Vocative particula particulae

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Ibero-Romance: (unexpected /ˈi/ perhaps from analogy with partīre)
    • Aragonese: partilla
    • Asturian: partiya
    • Galician: partilla
    • Portuguese: partilha
    • Spanish: partija


References edit

  • particula”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • particula”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • particula in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • particula in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.