EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin pauper (poor). Originally a legal term.[1] Doublet of poor.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pauper (plural paupers)

  1. One who is extremely poor.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:pauper
  2. One living on or eligible for public charity.

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TranslationsEdit

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “pauper”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Further readingEdit


DalmatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin pauper.

AdjectiveEdit

pauper

  1. poor

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pauper.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɑu̯.pər/
  • Hyphenation: pau‧per

NounEdit

pauper m (plural paupers)

  1. (chiefly historical) A pauper.

Derived termsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *pawoparos, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂w- (few, small) (English few).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pauper (genitive pauperis, comparative pauperior, superlative pauperrimus); third-declension one-termination adjective (non-i-stem)

  1. poor

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension one-termination adjective (non-i-stem).

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative pauper pauperēs paupera
Genitive pauperis pauperum
Dative pauperī pauperibus
Accusative pauperem pauper pauperēs paupera
Ablative paupere pauperibus
Vocative pauper pauperēs paupera
  • In Late or Vulgar Latin, this third declension adjective seems to have been regularized to first/second declension, like in the attested forms pauperus and paupera

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • pauper in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pauper in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pauper in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to raise a man from poverty to wealth: aliquem ex paupere divitem facere

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

pauper

  1. Alternative form of paper