regulus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin regulus.

Noun[edit]

regulus (plural reguli or reguluses)

  1. An impure metal formed beneath slag during the smelting of ores.

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *rēgelos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵelós. Equivalent to rēx (king) +‎ -ulus (diminutive suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rēgulus m (genitive rēgulī); second declension (Diminutive of rēx)

  1. A petty king, kinglet
  2. kinglet (bird), wren
  3. a basilisk

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rēgulus rēgulī
Genitive rēgulī rēgulōrum
Dative rēgulō rēgulīs
Accusative rēgulum rēgulōs
Ablative rēgulō rēgulīs
Vocative rēgule rēgulī

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Translingual: Regulus
  • Italian: regolo
  • Spanish: régulo

References[edit]

  • regulus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • regulus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • regulus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • regulus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • regulus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • regulus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016