scrupulus

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Etymology[edit]

Diminutive from scrūpus (rough or sharp stone; anxiety) +‎ -ulus.

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scrūpulus m (genitive scrūpulī); second declension

  1. A small sharp or pointed stone.
  2. The twenty-fourth part of an ounce.
  3. (figuratively) Anxiety, uneasiness, solicitude, difficulty, doubt, scruple.

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Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative scrūpulus scrūpulī
genitive scrūpulī scrūpulōrum
dative scrūpulō scrūpulīs
accusative scrūpulum scrūpulōs
ablative scrūpulō scrūpulīs
vocative scrūpule scrūpulī

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References[edit]

  • scrupulus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879