libellus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive from liber (book) +‎ -lus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

libellus m (genitive libellī); second declension

  1. a little book, pamphlet
    • Martial, Epigrams 7.3
      Cūr nōn mitto meōs tibi, Pontiliāne, libellōs?
      nē mihi tū mittās, Pontiliāne, tuōs.
      Why do I not send my little books [of poetry] to you, Pontilianus?
      So that you, Pontilianus, don't send yours to me.
  2. a petition

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative libellus libellī
genitive libellī libellōrum
dative libellō libellīs
accusative libellum libellōs
ablative libellō libellīs
vocative libelle libellī

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