masculus etymology

Latin word masculus comes from Latin -culus (; added to a noun to form a diminutive of that noun.)

Detailed word origin of masculus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-culus Latin (lat) ; added to a noun to form a diminutive of that noun.
masculus Latin (lat) (substantive) A man, male.. Male, masculine.

Words with the same origin as masculus

Descendants of -culus
-culum articulo articulus buculus clavicula marem mari marito mas masclus masculetum masculinus molecula muscularis musculus nudo nudum nudus pediculus penem peniculus penis vascellum vasculum