pauper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pauper (poor)[1] (whence also poor), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂w- (few, small) (English few).

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Noun[edit]

pauper (plural paupers)

  1. One who is extremely poor.
  2. One living on or eligible for public charity.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ pauper” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

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Dalmatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pauper.

Adjective[edit]

pauper

  1. poor

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂w- (few, small) (English few).

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Adjective[edit]

pauper (genitive pauperis, comparative pauperior, superlative pauperrimus); third-declension one-termination adjective (non-i-stem)

  1. poor

Declension[edit]

Third-declension one-termination adjective (non-i-stem).

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative pauper pauperēs paupera
Genitive pauperis pauperum
Dative pauperī pauperibus
Accusative pauperem pauper pauperēs paupera
Ablative paupere pauperibus
Vocative pauper pauperēs paupera
  • In Late or Vulgar Latin, this third declension adjective seems to be regularized to first/second declension, like in the attested forms pauperus and paupera

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Descendants[edit]

  • Asturian: probe
  • Catalan: pobre
  • Franco-Provençal: pouvro
  • Friulian: puar, pùar
  • Istriot: puovari
  • Italian: povero

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

pauper

  1. Alternative form of paper