I've found the following sentence in an exercise (pensum A) at the end of chapter XXVI of Lingua latina per se illustrata. Familia Romana:

Paulum satis est ad beātē vīvendum.

I don't understand the meaning of the expression paulum satis in this sentence. I've have previously found similar constructions with satis with a partitive function, but it doesn't seem to be the case here because any genitive is present. I had a look to the Lewis and Short dictionary entry for satis, but I wasn't able to find anything similar. Can anyone explain what this means?

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Paulum alone is the subject here. A little is (est) enough (satis) for a good life (ad beate vivendum).

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