-ule suffix repr. F. -ule — L. -ulus, -ula, -ulum, as in capsula CAPSULE, globulus GLOBULE, grānulum GRANULE. Some words in -ule that were temporarily current, e.g. †scrupule, gave way finally to earlier forms in -LE1; others, e.g. †formule, to the orig. L. form. The corr. adjs. end in -ULAR, -ULOSE, -ULOUS.
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