pauper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pauper ‎(poor) (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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Dalmatian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pauper.

Adjective[edit]

pauper

  1. poor

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂₁w- ‎(few, small) (English few).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pauper m, f, n ‎(genitive pauperis); third declension

  1. poor

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, non-i-stem (genitive plural in -um).

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

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References[edit]

  • pauper” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • pauper” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to raise a man from poverty to wealth: aliquem ex paupere divitem facere