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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
-ulus,-a,-um (adj.A): a Latin adjective suffix, a diminutive, attached to the stem of another adjective, meaning 'somewhat' or 'minute;' cf. -iusculus,-a,-um (adj.A); Eng. -ulous (adj.);

I. with adj. A:

- asperulus,-a,-um (adj.A), somewhat rough (aser,-ra,-rum (adj.A)); hirsutulus,-a,-um (adj.A), somewhat hirsute (hirsutus,-a,-um (adj.A); hispidulus,-a,-um (adj.A), minutely hispid (hispidus,-a,-um (adj.A); incrassatulus,-a,-um (adj.A), somewhat thickened (incrassatus,-a,-um (adj.A); pallidulus,-a,-um (adj.A), somewhat pallid (pallidus,-a,-um (adj.A); pellucidulus,-a,-um (adj.A), somewhat translucent or transparent (pellucidus,-a,-um (adj.A); rabidulus,-a,-um (adj.A), somewhat mad (rabidus,-a,-um (adj.A), mad, raving); viscidulus,-a,-um (adj.A), somewhat sticky (viscidus,-a,-um (adj.A).

II. with present indicative active participles (-ens,-entis):

- arentulus, -a,-um (adj.A) somewhat dry (arens,-entis (part.B) = arent- + ulus); patulus,-a,-um (adj.A), somewhat spreading (patens,-entis (part.B) patent- + ulus).

III. with perfect past participles (-atus,-a,-um (part.A):

- arcuatulus,-a,-um (adj.A) somewhat arching (arcuatus,-a,-um (part.A), arcuat- + ulus); incrassatulus,-a,-um (adj.A), somewhat thickened (incrassatus,-a,-um (part.A), incrassat- + -ulus)

NOTE: there is only one 'el' in this suffix. NOTE: there does not appear to be an adjective equivalent for the diminutive noun suffix in -(i)culus,-a,-um for B adjectives or present participles, such as humilis,-e (adj.B).

NOTE: adjectives ending in -idus particularly apply here.

NOTE: this suffix may be applied to a noun + -osus,-a,-um (adj.A), e.g. 'setosus', with setae or bristles, can be rendered 'setulose', with minute setae, 'setulosus,-a,-um (adj.A)'; granulose, with granules (small grains), granulosus; glomerulose, with little glomes, glomerulosus; glandulose, with small glands, glandulosus.

NOTE: not to be confused with: ullus, ulla, ullum (irregular adj.A), q.v. 'any, anyone, anything.'

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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