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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pauper (poor)[1] (whence also poor), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂w- (few, small) (English few).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pauper (plural paupers)

  1. One who is extremely poor.
  2. One living on or eligible for public charity.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ pauper” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

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DalmatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pauper.

AdjectiveEdit

pauper

  1. poor

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately 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 be regularized to first/second declension, like in the attested forms pauperus and paupera

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  • Asturian: probe
  • Catalan: pobre
  • Franco-Provençal: pouvro
  • Friulian: puar, pùar
  • Istriot: puovari
  • Italian: povero

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NounEdit

pauper

  1. Alternative form of paper