paucity (n.) Look up paucity at Dictionary.com
late 14c., from Old French paucité (14c.) and directly from Latin paucitatem (nominative paucitas) "fewness, scarcity, a small number," from paucus "few, little," from PIE *pau-ko-, from root *pau- (1) "few, little" (cognates: Latin paullus "little;" Old English feawe "few;" see few (adj.)).