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(grammar) A word form expressing smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment.
Middle English diminutif from Old French from Latin dīminūtīvus from dīminūtus past participle of dīminuere diminish
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French diminutif (1398), from Latin diminutivum, from deminuere (“diminish”).
In other words, don't let the diminutive size deceive you.
The word is a diminutive from Eibos, and is supposed to mean " little poems."
In_ the very crisis of the Swedish War, the diminutive army of the victorious Chodkiewicz was left unpaid, with the result that the soldiers mutinied, and marched off en masse.
Tiny purses, pearl necklaces, or diminutive watches are always popular as accessories.
Not surprisingly, Gladstone also offers a diminutive collection of shoes.
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