A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
DIMINUTIVE
[adjective]
1. small; little; tiny.
2. Grammar: pertaining to or productive of a form denoting smallness, familiarity, affection, or triviality.
[noun]
3. a small thing or person.
4. Grammar: a diminutive element or formation.
5. Heraldry: a charge, as an ordinary, smaller in length or breadth than the usual.

Etymology: Mediaeval Latin dīminūtīvus, equivalent to Latin dīminūt(us) - lessened.
[Annie Stegg - Thumbelina]

DIMINUTIVE

[adjective]

1. small; little; tiny.

2. Grammar: pertaining to or productive of a form denoting smallness, familiarity, affection, or triviality.

[noun]

3. a small thing or person.

4. Grammar: a diminutive element or formation.

5. Heraldry: a charge, as an ordinary, smaller in length or breadth than the usual.

Etymology: Mediaeval Latin dīminūtīvus, equivalent to Latin dīminūt(us) - lessened.

[Annie Stegg - Thumbelina]

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