Little Sponge (nickname for a child)

By eigor, in 'English to Latin Translation', Aug 6, 2019.

  1. eigor New Member

    Hello folks. Back again.

    I'd like to call a young person "Little Sponge" or "My Little Sponge", as in he is a good student who sucks up everything he's taught. It's meant affectionately. The child is male, primary school age, and small for his years (hence the diminutive). If there's a better word than sponge, I'm open to suggestions.

    Can you help me get it right?

    Thanks as always.
  2. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris

    Maybe mea spongiola. This is a literal translation.
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  3. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

    Well, the diminutive should be spongiola, I think. But maybe you can use the adjective spongiosus.
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  4. eigor New Member

    Would Spongiosus work as an invented cognomen? Marcus Tullius Spongiosus, as it were? That would be amusing too.

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