scrupulus

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Etymology[edit]

Diminutive from scrūpus (rough or sharp stone; anxiety) +‎ -ulus.

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scrūpulus m (genitive scrūpulī); second declension

  1. A small sharp or pointed stone.
  2. The twenty-fourth part of an ounce.
  3. (figuratively) Anxiety, uneasiness, solicitude, difficulty, doubt, scruple.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative scrūpulus scrūpulī
genitive scrūpulī scrūpulōrum
dative scrūpulō scrūpulīs
accusative scrūpulum scrūpulōs
ablative scrūpulō scrūpulīs
vocative scrūpule scrūpulī

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References[edit]

  • scrupulus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • scrupulus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “scrupulus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • scrupulus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to relieve a man of his scruple: scrupulum ex animo alicuius evellere (Rosc. Am. 2. 6)
    • one thing still makes me hesitate: unus mihi restat scrupulus (Ter. Andr. 5. 4. 37) (cf. too religio, sect. XI. 2)