famulus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin famulus.

Noun[edit]

famulus (plural famuli)

  1. a close attendant

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *famn̥-ló- 'servile, domestic (adj.)' (compare Oscan famel 'servile'), derivative of *fāmn̥ 'house, home' (compare Oscan faama 'house') < Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-mn̥  'house, home', literally 'that which is established' (compare Sanskrit dhāman 'house'), derived from the verb root *dʰeh₁- 'to set down, to establish'.

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Adjective[edit]

famulus m (feminine famula, neuter famulum); first/second declension

  1. serving, servile

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative famulus famula famulum famulī famulae famula
genitive famulī famulae famulī famulōrum famulārum famulōrum
dative famulō famulae famulō famulīs famulīs famulīs
accusative famulum famulam famulum famulōs famulās famula
ablative famulō famulā famulō famulīs famulīs famulīs
vocative famule famula famulum famulī famulae famula

Noun[edit]

famulus m (genitive famulī); second declension

  1. a servant, slave

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative famulus famulī
genitive famulī famulōrum
dative famulō famulīs
accusative famulum famulōs
ablative famulō famulīs
vocative famule famulī

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