puella

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Etymology[edit]

From puellus (a little boy), contracted from puerulus (a little boy, a little slave) the diminutive of puer (boy).

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Noun[edit]

puella f (genitive puellae); first declension

  1. a girl, a lass, a maiden; a female child
    Parvola puella.
    A young girl.
    Pueri atque puellae.
    Boys and girls.
    Pueri innuptaeque puellae.
    Boys and unmarried maidens.
  2. (poetic) a sweetheart, a mistress, a beloved maiden
    Cara mea puella.
    My beloved girl.[1]
  3. (in jest) a kitten
  4. a young woman, a young wife
  5. (rare) a female slave
  6. vocative singular of puella

puellā

  1. ablative singular of puella

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative puella puellae
genitive puellae puellārum
dative puellae puellīs
accusative puellam puellās
ablative puellā puellīs
vocative puella puellae

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