-lus

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See also: lus, lús, lûs, and luš

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-lus (feminine -la, neuter -lum); first/second-declension suffix

  1. Alternative form of -ulus

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -lus is added to a noun to form a diminutive of that noun.

Examples:
liber (book) + ‎-lus → ‎libellus (booklet)

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative -lus -la -lum -lī -lae -la
Genitive -lī -lae -lī -lōrum -lārum -lōrum
Dative -lō -lō -līs
Accusative -lum -lam -lum -lōs -lās -la
Ablative -lō -lā -lō -līs
Vocative -le -la -lum -lī -lae -la

Derived terms[edit]