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-illus

-illus

See also: illus.

Latin

Suffix

-illus m (feminine -illa, neuter -illum); first/second declension

  1. Alternative form of -ulus
  2. Used to form adjectives from nouns.

Usage notes

The suffix -illus is added to a noun or adjective.

Examples:
bovillus (pertaining to cattle), from bōs (cow, bull)
pusillus (very small, petty), from pūsus (little boy)

Inflection

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative -illus -illa -illum -illī -illae -illa
genitive -illī -illae -illī -illōrum -illārum -illōrum
dative -illō -illō -illīs
accusative -illum -illam -illum -illōs -illās -illa
ablative -illō -illā -illō -illīs
vocative -ille -illa -illum -illī -illae -illa

Descendants

See also

  • Category:Latin words suffixed with -illus