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EtymologyEdit

From puer ‎(boy) +‎ -īlis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

puerīlis m, f ‎(neuter puerīle); third declension

  1. boyish, youthful
  2. (figuratively) immature, childish

puerīlis

  1. nominative masculine singular of puerīlis
  2. nominative feminine singular of puerīlis
  3. genitive masculine singular of puerīlis
  4. genitive feminine singular of puerīlis
  5. genitive neuter singular of puerīlis
  6. dative masculine singular of puerīlis
  7. dative feminine singular of puerīlis

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative puerīlis puerīle puerīlēs puerīlia
genitive puerīlis puerīlium
dative puerīlī puerīlibus
accusative puerīlem puerīle puerīlēs puerīlia
ablative puerīlī puerīlibus
vocative puerīlis puerīle puerīlēs puerīlia

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ReferencesEdit

  • puerilis in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • puerilis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • puerilis in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the teaching of children: disciplina (institutio) puerilis (not liberorum)
    • the usual subjects taught to boys: doctrinae, quibus aetas puerilis impertiri solet (Nep. Att. 1. 2)
    • the usual subjects taught to boys: artes, quibus aetas puerilis ad humanitatem informari solet
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