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- plural:  Plural is one of a range of English words that go back ultimately to Latin plūs ‘more’, a descendant (like English full and Greek pólus ‘much’, source of the English prefix poly-) of the Indo-European base *plē- ‘full’. This was borrowed into English directly as plus , in the sense ‘with the addition of’. Plural comes via Old French plurel from the Latin derivative plūrālis ‘more than one’.
Other related words in English include nonplus  (etymologically ‘put in a position where “no more” – Latin nōn plūs – can be done’); pluperfect  (a lexicalization of the Latin phrase plūs quam perfectum ‘more than perfect’); and surplus.
=> nonplus, pluperfect, plus, surplus
- plural (adj.)
- late 14c., from Old French plurel "more than one" (12c., Modern French pluriel), from Latin pluralis "of or belonging to more than one," from plus (genitive pluris) "more" (see plus). The noun meaning "a plural number" is from late 14c.
- 1. What is the plural of "person"?
- 2. "Data" is the Latin plural form of "datum".
- 3. The word "you" can be singular or plural.
- 4. The verb should be in the plural, e . g . " have " in " they have " .
- 这个动词应用复数形式, 如theyhave中的 have.
- 5. A plural marriage is forbidden by many countries.
[ plural 造句 ]