The Paukal referred to in the grammar of a number, and is virtually a "small" plural dar. Like this he determined - unlike, for example singular ( singular) or dual (two numbers ) - no clear certain amount, but used to describe small amounts.
He found, for example in high- Arab, are used in the specific broken plural forms before numbers from three to ten, and still in Iraqi Arabic.
In Amharic the Paukal has its own ending.
In German, for example, reference to "a few [ things ] " has Paukal function.
Singular | dual | Trial | Quadral
Distributive | parallel | Paukal | Plural