paucal

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From Latin paucalis (few, little), from paucus, plural pauci (few, little, a few, the select few, the oligarchs), from Proto-Indo-European *pau- (few, little), + Latin adjective suffix -alis.

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paucal (not comparable)

  1. Characterized by having a small number, greater than two, of (usually equivalent) components.
  2. (grammar) pertaining to a language form referring to a few of something (three to around ten), as a small group of people; contrast singular, dual, trial and plural.
    first-person paucal
    paucal number
    paucal and plural pronouns

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paucal (uncountable)

  1. (grammar) a language form referring to a few of something (three to around ten), as a small group of people; contrast singular, dual, trial and plural.

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