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Definition of Diminutive
Diminutive Di*min"u*tive, a. [Cf. L. deminutivus, F.
1. Below the average size; very small; little.
2. Expressing diminution; as, a diminutive word.
3. Tending to diminish. [R.]
Diminutive of liberty. --Shaftesbury.
Diminutive Di*min"u*tive, n.
1. Something of very small size or value; an insignificant
Such water flies, diminutives of nature. --Shak.
2. (Gram.) A derivative from a noun, denoting a small or a
young object of the same kind with that denoted by the
primitive; as, gosling, eaglet, lambkin.
Babyisms and dear diminutives. --Tennyson.
Note: The word sometimes denotes a derivative verb which
expresses a diminutive or petty form of the action, as
Meaning of Diminutive from wikipedia
- A diminutive
is a word that has been modified
a slighter degree
of its root meaning, to convey
of the object
- The following
is a list of diminutives
by language. English
has a great variety
of historic diminutives adopted
from other languages
but many of these...
- is a name used to show affection
for a person
or object. It can be a diminutive
form of a person's name, such as Izzy for Isobel
or Bob for Robert, or...
(feminized), Jaco (diminutive
), Jack (diminutive
), Jacq (diminutive
- Diminutive forms
used in every-day Australian
make use of diminutives
- etc, not *Михаилушка Mikhailushka). Unlike
English, in which
the use of diminutive forms
even between close
friends, in East Slavonic
is a masculine given
from the Latin
word augere, meaning
"to increase." The Latin
- A gnome
/noʊm/ is a mythological creature
and diminutive spirit
in Renaissance magic
and alchemy, first introduced
in the 16th century
- Spätzle [ˈʃpɛtslə] (listen) (Swabian diminutive
of Spatz, thus literally
"little sparrow"), or Knöpfle (diminutive
of button), also Spätzli or Chnöpfli...
- ****chka, Annushka
or ****hka are diminutive forms
of the female given
name Anna, derived
from the Russian diminutive
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