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ule

1

[ oo-ley ]

noun

  1. a tree that produces caucho.


-ule

2
  1. a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, originally diminutive nouns ( capsule; globule; nodule ) or noun derivatives of verbs ( ligule ).

-ule

suffix forming nouns

  1. indicating smallness

    globule



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Word History and Origins

Origin of ule1

1840–50; < Mexican Spanish ( h ) ule < Nahuatl ōlli caoutchouc

Origin of ule2

From French, from Latin -ulus, -ula, -ulum diminutive formative with nouns of the 1st and 2nd declensions, ultimately from unattested -el- ( -cle 1, -elle, -ole 1 ); the deverbative suffix -ulus, etc. ( cingulum, tumulus ) is of distinct origin

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ule1

from Latin -ulus, diminutive suffix

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Example Sentences

So it was settled that the sun spent all his time in the neighbourhood of Ule.

Measures had of course been taken to keep the Flamp out of Ule.

Suffice it to say, that henceforward the Flamp became the guardian of Ule.

Equivalent to the English suffixes -let in "streamlet," -ule in "globule," "pustule."

The elder folks gathered in knots in the churchyard, greeting and shaking hands; and the children ran about crying, Ule!

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