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paulus paulus (paull-), a, um, adj. for paurulus; Gr. root παῦρος ; cf. misellus for miserulus. In gen., little, small (anteclass. and poet.): paulo momento huc vel illuc impelli, Ter. And. 1, 5, 31: paulo sumptu, id. Ad. 5, 4, 22: pauper a paulo lare, Varr. L. L. 5, § 92 Müll.: paula trua, Titin. ap. Non. 19, 19.

Subst.: pau-lum, i, n., a little, a trifle: de paulo paululum hoc tibi dabo, Plaut. Curc. 1, 2, 31: quasi vero paulum intersiet, Ter. Eun. 4, 4, 18: an paulum hoc esse tibi videtur? id. ib. 5, 2, 18; 5, 8, 38: agelli paulum, id. Ad. 5, 8, 26: supplicī, id. And. 5, 3, 32; so, negotī, id. Heaut. 3, 1, 92: lucri, id. ib. 4, 4, 25: paulum huic Cottae tribuit partium, allotted a small part of his defence, Cic. de Or. 1, 53, 229: nil Aut paulum abstulerat, Hor. Ep. 1, 15, 33: ubi paulum nescio quid superest, Juv. 11, 47: post paulum, v. infra.

Adverb. uses. Abl.: paulo, by a little, a little, somewhat. With comp.: paulo prius, Plaut. Men. 4, 3, 7: liberius paulo, Cic. Or. 24, 82: civis haud paulo melior, quam, etc., id. Att. 2, 12, 3: paulo secus, id. de Or. 3, 30, 119: haud paulo plus, id. Fam. 7, 1, 3: paulo minus consideratus, id. Quint. 3, 11: paulo magis affabre factus, id. Verr. 1, 5, 14: verbis paulo magis priscis uti, id. Brut. 21, 82: paulo longius processerant, Caes. B. G. 2, 20: maturius paulo, id. ib. 1, 54: paulo minus quatuordecim annos, a little under, Suet. Ner. 40: paulo minus, quam privatum egit, id. Tib. 26: paulo minus octogesimo aetatis anno decessit, Plin. Ep. 7, 24, 1: paulo minus quinque millia, id. Pan. 28, 4.

Esp. with ante, post: quae paulo ante praecepta dedimus, Cic. Part. 39, 137: paulo ante, id. Verr. 2, 4, 3, § 6; Juv. 6, 227; 9, 114: post paulo, just after, a little after, Sall. C. 18, 3; Liv. 22, 60.

With words and expressions implying superiority or comparison: magnitudine paulo antecedunt, Caes. B. G. 6, 26: verba paulo nimium redundantia, Cic. de Or. 2, 21, 88: histrio si paulo se movit extra numerum, id. Par. 3, 2, 26: paulo ultra eum locum, Caes. B. C. 3, 66: paulo mox, Plin. 18, 28, 68, § 268.

Without comparison (rare), a little, somewhat: paulo qui est homo tolerabilis, Ter. Heaut. 1, 2, 31: ut non solum gloriosis consiliis utamur, sed etiam paulo salubribus, Cic. Att. 8, 12, 5: aut nihil aut paulo cui tum concedere digna, Lux mea, etc., Cat. 68, 131.—Hence, Acc.: paulum, a little, somewhat: paulum supra eum locum, Caes. B. G. 6, 9: epistolae me paulum recreant, Cic. Att. 9, 6, 5: paulum differre, id. Agr. 2, 31, 85: requiescere, id. de Or. 1, 62, 265: commorari, id. Rosc. Com. 10, 28: scaphae paulum progressae, Sall. ap. Gell. 10, 26, 10 (Hist. 1, 60 Dietsch): paulum aspectu conterritus haesit, Verg. A. 3, 597.

With adv. of time or place: post paulum, a little later, after a short time, Caes. B. G. 7, 50; Quint. 9, 4, 19; 2, 17, 25; 11, 3, 148: ultra paulum, id. 11, 3, 21; cf.: infra jugulum, Suet. Caes. 82; cf. also: paulum praelabitur ante, Cic. poët. N. D. 2, 43, 111.

With comp.: haud paulum major, Sil. 15, 21: tardius, Stat. Th. 10, 938.