-ulum

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See also: ulûm

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A phonologically conditioned alteration of Latin -culum, from Proto-Indo-European *-tlom, generated by a rule deleting the suffix-initial stop in positions after stops.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ulum n ‎(genitive -ula); second declension

  1. Used to form a noun of instrument or means from a verb.
    speculum < *spek-klo- < *spek-tlo-
    vinculum < *vink-klo- < *vink-tlo-
Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative -ulum -ula
genitive -ulī -ulōrum
dative -ulō -ulīs
accusative -ulum -ula
ablative -ulō -ulīs
vocative -ulum -ula

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected from -ulus.

Suffix[edit]

-ulum

  1. nominative neuter singular of -ulus
  2. accusative masculine singular of -ulus
  3. accusative neuter singular of -ulus
  4. vocative neuter singular of -ulus

References[edit]

  • CLARKSON, James, Indo-European Word Formation: Proceedings from the International Conference, 2002