modicum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin modicum (a little).

Noun[edit]

modicum (plural modica)

  1. A small, modest or trifling amount.
    Unable to garner even a modicum of support for his plan, he conceded to follow the others.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From modicus (moderate, middling)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

modicum n (genitive modicī); second declension

  1. a little, a small amount

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative modicum modica
genitive modicī modicōrum
dative modicō modicīs
accusative modicum modica
ablative modicō modicīs
vocative modicum modica

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Adjective[edit]

modicum

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