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As brianpck says, after a vowel only -olus is possible (and -ulus is not). One other place where -olus can appear is after V (consonantal U) or QU, since a general habit in older Latin documents was to write O instead of U (V) after these consonant sounds. (It's not clear whether this O represented the sound /o/, or was just a different spelling of the sound ...


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The praefix ex/e/ec- has an 'original' meaning of "out, away" (emitto, evanesco), which also developed into a more general idea of privation or even negation, like "un-" (exonero). Another later sense is "throughout, to the end", which additionally developed into "thoroughly, completely" (evinco, enarro) in turn. I ...


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