-lus etymology

Latin word -lus comes from Proto-Indo-European *-lós

Detailed word origin of -lus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*-lós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-lus Latin (lat) Used to form a diminutive of a noun, indicating small size or youth and thus sometimes depreciation.

Words with the same origin as -lus

Descendants of *-lós
-olus calculus cappella capsula chartula formula marem mari marito maritus masclus masculus musculus novellus nudo nudum nudus penis regula regulus rotula vasculum vicinus vicus villa