Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A diminutive termination in Latin words, some of which have entered English without change, as fasciculus, curriculum, operculum, opusculum, tenaculum, vinculum, etc., but which have usually taken the form -cule, as in animalcule, reticule, etc., or more frequently -cle, as in article, auricle, particle, conventicle, versicle, ventricle, etc. See -cule, -cle.
“The Tensor has a convenient list of English words derived from Latin words with the diminutive -culus suffix; he adds:The oddest one I found was muscle, which comes from the diminutive of mus 'mouse'.”
“He also includes "a few words that I would have guessed contained -culus, but don't.”
“We were discussing the origin of the Latin name for "a little fig", grossulus, and I seemed to remember that -ulus not necessarily -culus denotes a diminutive.”
“The two movements of description and theory formation are as inseparably interrelated as they were in physics and astronomy where the analysis of simple processes, for instance, that of a freely falling body, led to mechanics and to the dis - covery of the appropriate tool of the differential cal - culus.”
“Leibniz are popularly credited with creating the cal - culus, what they essentially did was to synthesize, in symbolic form, concepts that had been developed by”
“Booliiska Somalia ayaa waxaa ku dhaawacmay 35-qof oo u badan shacab ay madaafiic culus kula dhacday degmooyinka Waqooyiga Muqdisho.”
“Madaafiic culus iyo qoryaha fudud ayaa dagaalka loo adeegsaday, 4-qof oo rayid ah ayaan arkay maydkooda, sidoo kale waxaan arkay dhaawacyada dhowr qof oo kae" ayuu yiri Axmed Faarax oo ka mid ah dadka ku harsan degmooyinkaas.”
“Dhaawacyada ka dhashay qaraxa oo gaarayay 10-qof ayna ku jiraan kuwo culus ayaa la gaarsiiyay Isbitaalka Madiina ee Muqdisho, halkaasoo lagu daweynayo sida ay sheegeen saraakiisha caafimaadka Isbitaalkaas.”
“And it is notable, that Velleius Pater - culus writeth of Tullie, how that the perfection of eloquence did so remayne onelie in him and in his time, as before him, were few, which might moch delight a man, or after him any, worthy admiration, but soch as Tullie might haue seene, and such as might haue seene Tullie.”
“And it is notable, that _Velleius Pater - culus_ writeth of _Tullie_, how that the perfection of eloquence did so remayne onelie in him and in his time, as before him, were few, which might moch delight a man, or after him any, worthy admiration, but soch as _Tullie_ might haue seene, and such as might haue seene _Tullie_.”
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