Diminutive vs Sawney - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between diminutive and sawney
is that diminutive
is (grammar) a word form expressing smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment while sawney
is (archaic|derogatory) a scotsman.
As an adjective diminutive
is very small.
As a proper noun sawney is
a diminutive of the male given name alexander, of scots origin.
, 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