regulus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin regulus.

Noun[edit]

regulus (plural reguli or reguluses)

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

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive from rēx (king) +‎ -ulus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rēgulus m (genitive rēgulī); second declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative rēgulus rēgulī
genitive rēgulī rēgulōrum
dative rēgulō rēgulīs
accusative rēgulum rēgulōs
ablative rēgulō rēgulīs
vocative rēgule rēgulī

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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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “regulus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • regulus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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