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EtymologyEdit

From puellus (a little boy), contracted from puerulus (a little boy, a little slave) the diminutive of puer (boy).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /puˈel.la/, [pʊˈɛl.la]
  • (file)

NounEdit

puella f (genitive puellae); first declension

  1. a girl, a lass, a maiden; a female child
    Parvola puella.
    A young girl.
    Pueri atque puellae.
    Boys and girls.
    Pueri innuptaeque puellae.
    Boys and unmarried maidens.
  2. (poetic) a sweetheart, a mistress, a beloved maiden
    Cara mea puella.
    My beloved girl.[1]
  3. (in jest) a kitten
  4. a young woman, a young wife
  5. (rare) a female slave

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative puella puellae
Genitive puellae puellārum
Dative puellae puellīs
Accusative puellam puellās
Ablative puellā puellīs
Vocative puella puellae

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