Diminutive vs Nellie - What's the difference?
, date=October 20
, author=Jamie Lillywhite
, title=Tottenham 1 - 0 Rubin Kazan
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=Roman Sharonov rose unchallenged to head a corner wide, while diminutive
winger Gokdeniz Karadeniz ghosted in with a diving header from the edge of the six-yard box that was acrobatically kept out by Gomes.}}
Serving to diminish.
(grammar) Of or pertaining to, or creating a word form expressing smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment.
- diminutive of liberty
* (very small) lilliputian, tiny
* (very small) huge, gigantic
(grammar) A word form expressing smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment.
- Booklet, the diminutive of book, means ‘small book’ .
* nomen deminutivum
(en proper noun
A diminutive of the female given names Eleanor and Helen. Popular as a formal given name at the turn of the 20th century.
* 1860 Mary Jane Holmes: Cousin Maude . BiblioBazaar,LLC, 2007. ISBN 1434652122 page 14:
- "Then we will call her Matilda," said he, "as it is a maxim of mine never to spoil children by giving them pet names."
- "But you call your daughter Nellie ," suggested the little widow, and in her soft, blue eye there shone a mischievous twinkle, as if she fancied she had beaten him in his own argument. - - -
* 2007 Rachel M. Harper: Brass Ankle Blues . Simon&Schuster 2007. ISBN 0743296583 page 88:
- "That is sister Kelsey's idea, and as she is very fond of Nellie I do not interfere.
English diminutives of female given names
- "Eleanor, that's kind of an old lady name. I like Nellie' better. ' Nellie Kincaid, that's got a nice ring to it. It sounds like you're a singer or something.