Latin language/Lexicon

From Wikipedia

< Latin language

HomePage | Recent changes | View source | Discuss this page | Page history | Log in |

Printable version | Disclaimers | Privacy policy

A page that would be useful for people looking at the /Phrases or Latin sayings found on wikipedia. I'll get the ball rolling. Better table formats would be welcome, plus links to declension and conjugation. :)

Latin wordEnglish meaningGrammatical function
a / abAway from, ByPrep. + Ablative case noun
adUp to, Near, ForPrep. + Accusative case noun
alius, -um, -aOtherAdjective
anteBeforePrep. + Accusative case noun
dies, -ei, m/fDayNoun
deDown from, aboutPrep. + Ablative case noun
e / exOut ofPrep. + Ablative case noun
etAndConjunction
in
in
In, On
Into, Onto
Prep. + Ablative case noun
Prep. + Accusative case noun
is, ea, idThis, That, He, She, ItDemonstrative pronoun/adjective
lex, legisLawNoun
nihil / nil, nNothingNoun (indeclinable)
proIn front of, On behalf ofPrep. + Ablative case noun
postAfter, BehindPrep. + Accusative case noun
quis, quid
quis?, quid?
Something, Anything, Anyone
Who?, What?
Indefinite pronoun
Interrogative pronoun
sum, esse, fui, futurusTo beCopulative verb
superAbove, On top ofPrep. + Abl/Acc
video, -ere, -i, visumTo seeVerb


I'm uncertain as to the real utility of this. If we want someone to use a real lexicon, there are such things on line. I don't want to have every word in the Latin Phrases list construed here! And do people who don't know Latin know what the abbreviated forms -um and -a are (and they're not in the order American English speakers use) or what -ere, -i mean? That's enough of a problem for first year Latin students using a real dictionary. --MichaelTinkler, former high school Latin teacher

See Greek language/Lexicon. I'm not intending a complete list, just some words that are exceedingly common in sayings or derivatives. On Euglenids, for instance, it mentions that Euglena comes from the Greek eu and glene, and links back to that page so people can see what they mean. Doesn't that sort of thing seem handy to you?