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Alternative forms[edit]


For *paurulus, from Proto-Italic *paurelos, from Proto-Indo-European *péh₂uros, from *peh₂w-. Compare with its equivalence later formed parvulus.



paulus (feminine paula, neuter paulum); first/second declension

  1. little, small

Usage notes[edit]

Used especially pertaining to size.


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative paulus paula paulum paulī paulae paula
Genitive paulī paulae paulī paulōrum paulārum paulōrum
Dative paulō paulae paulō paulīs paulīs paulīs
Accusative paulum paulam paulum paulōs paulās paula
Ablative paulō paulā paulō paulīs paulīs paulīs
Vocative paule paula paulum paulī paulae paula



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  • paulus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • paulus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • paulus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • paulus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) the delivery is rather halting, poor: actio paulum claudicat
  • paulus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • paulus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray