ancillula

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ancillula, diminutive of ancilla ‘handmaid’, a feminine diminutive of anculus ‘servant’.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ancillula (plural ancillulas)

  1. a slave girl, a servant-girl
    • 1962: I at once telephoned. The Shades were out, said the cheeky ancillula, an obnoxious little fan who came to cook for them on Sundays and no doubt dreamt of getting the old poet to cuddle her some wifeless day. — Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ancillula f (genitive ancillulae); first declension

  1. young female slave or servant

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ancillula ancillulae
genitive ancillulae ancillulārum
dative ancillulae ancillulīs
accusative ancillulam ancillulās
ablative ancillulā ancillulīs
vocative ancillula ancillulae