-culus

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-culus m (feminine -cula, neuter -culum); first/second declension

  1. Alternative form of -lus

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -culus is added to a noun to form a diminutive of that noun.

Examples:
osculum (little mouth), from ōs (mouth)

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative -culus -cula -culum -culī -culae -cula
genitive -culī -culae -culī -culōrum -culārum -culōrum
dative -culō -culae -culō -culīs -culīs -culīs
accusative -culum -culam -culum -culōs -culās -cula
ablative -culō -culā -culō -culīs -culīs -culīs
vocative -cule -cula -culum -culī -culae -cula

Derived terms[edit]