Definition - A language form that refers to more than two but less than many.

1. To exhibit this is to exhibit paucality.

Example -
English has two forms of grammatical number for nouns — singular and plural, whereas Hopi has a paucal form it uses to indicate that there are more than two items, but less than many.

Etymology -
The term derives from the Latin paucalis, few or little.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation in this sense is from 1964:
"A few [languages] have four [numbers], singular, dual, trial or ‘paucal’…and plural."
(R. H. Robins Gen. Linguistics vi. 247)

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