Definition of Diminutives. Meaning of Diminutives. Synonyms of Diminutives

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Definition of Diminutives

Diminutive
Diminutive Di*min"u*tive, a. [Cf. L. deminutivus, F. diminutif.] 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
Diminutive Di*min"u*tive, n. 1. Something of very small size or value; an insignificant thing. 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 scribble.

Meaning of Diminutives from wikipedia

- be translated as "little" and diminutives can also be formed as multi-word constructions such as "Tiny Tim". Diminutives are often emplo**** as nicknames...
- The following is a list of diminutives by language. English has a great variety of historical diminutives adopted from other languages but many of these...
- countries. There are over 5,000 identified diminutives in use in Australian English. In Australian English, diminutives are usually formed by taking the first...
- Czech: Josef; Diminutives: Pepa, Peppa, Pepík, Pepik, Jožka, Pepan, Pepča, ****, Pepino, Jožin Danish: Josef Dutch: Jozef, Josephus; Diminutives: Joep, Joost...
- after a departed male named Moshe (Moses). There are a large number of diminutives (nicknames) in Russian for Maria beside Masha: Marusya (Маруся) Manya...
- though most have been in use as long as the traditional ordinaries. Diminutives of ordinaries and some subordinaries are charges of the same shape, though...
- Piedmontese: Fransesch Polish: Franciszek, (diminutives: Franek, Franio, Franuś) (male version), Franciszka, (diminutives: Franka, Frania) (female version) Portuguese:...
- and Jogailė. Female double-stemmed Lithuanian names always end in -ė. Diminutives are very po****r in everyday usage, and are by no means reserved for...
- Montenegrin variant is Svjetlana (Cyrillic: Свјетлана). Russian language diminutives include Sveta (Russian: Света, used in Russian-speaking countries) and...
- Evangelina and Evangeline are feminine given names, diminutives of Latin "evangelium" ("gospel", itself from Gr**** Ευαγγέλιο "gospel", meaning "good news")...
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