-lus

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Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-lus m (feminine -la, neuter -lum); first/second declension

  1. Used to form a diminutive of a noun, indicating small size or youth.

Usage notes[edit]

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

Examples:
porculus (little pig), from porcus (pig)

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative -lus -la -lum -lī -lae -la
genitive -lī -lae -lī -lōrum -lārum -lōrum
dative -lō -lae -lō -līs -līs -līs
accusative -lum -lam -lum -lōs -lās -la
ablative -lō -lā -lō -līs -līs -līs
vocative -le -la -lum -lī -lae -la