Below is a list of Latin Words filtered by their first letter

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Latin words that start with A

  • Addo
    to give, bring, place, / inspire, cause, / add, join
  • Animus
    courage, vivacity, bravery, will, spirit, soul
  • Adficio
    to affect, afflict, weaken, sap, exhaust, drain
  • Adhuc
    till then, till now, still, even now, besides, also, yet
  • Aequus Equus
    level, even, calm, equal, favorable, just
  • Alo (alui Altum)
    nourish, cherish, support, sustain, maintain, keep
  • Agnosco
    to know again, recognize, report, understand, admit
  • Animus
    character, intellect, memory, consciousness, often mind
  • Attero
    to weaken, ruin, rub against, rub away, erode
  • Adflicto Affligo
    to injure, weaken, discourage, damage, break
  • Amplitudo
    size, breadth, dignity, grandeur, greatness
  • Attero
    destroy, waste, weaken, impair
  • Auxilium
    aid, help, assistance, support
  • Autem
    moreover, however, but, also
  • Acquiro
    to acquire, gain, get, obtain
  • Antepono
    (+ dat) put before, prefer, favor, promote
  • Acer
    sharp, keen, eager, severe, fierce
  • Arx Arcis
    citadel, stronghold, fortress, keep, donjon
  • Autus
    increase, enlargement, growth
  • Amo
    to love, like, be fond of, cherish
  • Attollo
    to raise, lift up, elevate / excite, exalt
  • Aperio
    to uncover, lay bare, reveal, make clear
  • Adeo
    to approach, visit, come to, undertake
  • Amplexus
    amplio : to enlarge, increase, improve
  • Adfero Affero
    to cause, bring about, contribute
  • Agnosco
    to recognize, understand, perceive
  • Adduco
    to lead, induce, persuade
  • Accipio
    to consider oneself indebted, receive, learn, take
  • Abduco
    to lead, or take away / detach, withdraw
  • Adepto
    to obtain, get, acquire
  • Arguo
    to show, make clear, attempt to show
  • Aptus
    suitable, appropriate, fitting
  • Adiuvo
    to help, aid, assist
  • Animadverto
    to turn the mind to, take notice of, see, perceive

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Latin words that start with B

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Latin words that start with C

  • Constituo
    to arrange, decide, appoint, settle, found, set up
  • Consumo
    to spend, employ, use up, finish, waste away, destroy
  • Consilium
    advice, suggestion, wisdom, plan, purpose, judgment
  • Cogito
    to think, ruminate, ponder, consider, plan
  • Contineo
    to keep in, surround, contain, confine, include
  • Constituo
    to set up, place, establish, post, station
  • Concedo
    to concede, yield, allow, grant, withdraw, give up
  • Contineo
    to touch, reach, grasp, affect, infect
  • Consulo
    to reflect, consider, ponder, reflect
  • Coerceo
    surround, enclose, restrain, confine
  • Clarus
    clear, bright / renowned, famous, illustrious
  • Cupido
    passion, desire, wanting, yearning, longing
  • Corrumpo
    to break up, destroy, annihilate / spoil, weaken
  • Conspicio
    to catch sight of, perceive, behold, understand
  • Conservo
    to preserve, conserve, maintain, keep, hold to
  • Casso
    to bring to naught, destroy, annul, make void
  • Cresco (cretum)
    to grow, increase, expand
  • Comminuo
    to scatter, weaken, damage
  • Commodum
    suitable time, opportunity, convenience, use
  • Commisceo
    to intermingle, join, mix
  • Crebro
    repeatedly, often, one after the other, time after time
  • Cum
    (with subjunctive) when, as, while, since, although
  • Condico
    to agree, fix, settle, make arrangements
  • Cohibeo
    confine, restrain, hold back, repress
  • Commodum
    convenience, advantage, opportunity, comfort
  • Celeritas
    speed, swiftness, rapidity, quickness
  • Circumvenio
    to come around, surround, cheat, defraud
  • Certo
    to contend, settle, dispute, to settle by combat
  • Conscientia
    conscience, consciousness, knowledge
  • Contego
    to cover, shield, protect, defend
  • Constringo Constrixi Constrictum
    to bind, confine, restrain
  • Cerno
    to separate, sift, distinguish / decide, resolve, determine
  • Capio
    to seize, take, choose / attack, injure / comprehend
  • Colo Colui Cultum
    cultivate, cherish

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Latin words that start with D

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Latin words that start with E

  • Exhibeo Exibeo
    to produce, show, display, offer, allow, cause
  • Exhibeo
    to show, present, allow, display, present, offer
  • Exigo
    complete, finish, determine, decide, settle
  • Exitus
    going out, going forth, exit, end, finish
  • Excellentia
    excellence, merit, worth
  • Effero Extuli Elatum
    to carry out, bury, lift up, exalt
  • Expleo Explevi Expletum
    to fill, fill up, complete, finish
  • Expugno
    to capture, overcome, subdue, take by storm, gain
  • Eo Ire Itum
    to go, advance, proceed, travel, move along, progress
  • Egredior
    to go out, leave, depart, exit
  • Exsequor
    to maintain, keep up, carry out, fulfill, accomplish
  • Eximius
    extraordinary, excellent, fine, superb
  • Eximo
    to free, release, take out, remove, waste
  • Expedio
    to release, set free, clear, set straight
  • Exigo
    drive out, force out, exact, demand, sell
  • Exsequor
    to execute, avenge, punish / relate, describe, explain
  • Expedio
    to free from a snare, disentangle, set free, ready
  • Experior (experiri Expertus )
    to try, test, experience, prove
  • Eventus
    consequence, issue, result, occurrence, experience
  • Efficio
    to do, produce, effect, make / bring about, cause / prove
  • Exquisitus
    sought after, exquisite, excellent, fine, delicate
  • Excolo
    to honor (a deity), polish, adorn, refine, serve
  • Excito
    call forth, bring about, wake, raise up
  • Effectus
    doing, execution, performance, effect, result
  • Exsto
    to stand out, be extant, appear, project, show itself
  • Extollo
    to lift up, raise up, erect / elevate, exalt
  • Exorior
    to rise, spring up, issue, appear, come forward
  • Expono (exposui Expositum )
    to set forth, explain, expose
  • Excessum
    departure, death, digression
  • Evoco
    to draw out, draw on, produce, recall to the colors
  • Expello (expuli Expulsum )
    to drive out, expel, force out, banish
  • Emineo
    to stand out, project, be remarkable, conspicuous
  • Expeto
    to demand, require / desire, strive after, make for
  • Exsertus Exertus
    project, thrust forward

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Latin words that start with F

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Latin words that start with G

  • Grassor
    go about, go ahead, proceed, attack
  • Gaudium
    joy, delight, happiness
  • Gregatim
    adv, In flocks, herds, troops, crowds
  • Gens
    clan, race, nation, people, tribe
  • Gratia
    gratitude, favor
  • Gratia
    (in the abl) on account of
  • Gregatim
    in troops, or crowds
  • Gratia
    in order to, for the sake of, to
  • Gravitas
    weight, seriousness, dignity, importance
  • Genus
    kind, sort, class, category
  • Gero
    to carry, bear, wear / bear, give birth to / to carry about
  • Gigno
    to bring forth, bear, beget, father
  • Gravatus
    sick, oppressed, ill
  • Gravis
    heavy, weighty, serious, important / severe, grievous
  • Gravo
    to oppress, burden, make suffer
  • Gesto
    to carry, bear about
  • Gestum
    carriage, bearing / having borne
  • Gladius
    sword
  • Gestum
    carrying about, conduct (oneself)
  • Gloria
    fame, renown, glory
  • Gemo
    to sigh, groan, wail
  • Glacialis
    icy, frozen, full of ice
  • Gratus
    pleasing, agreeable / grateful
  • Gusto
    to taste
  • Graviter
    heavily, seriously
  • Gratulor
    to wish a person joy, congratulate (+dat),give thanks
  • Grando Onis
    hailstorm
  • Gratia Agere
    (+ dat) to thank
  • Galea
    helmet
  • Glorior
    to glory, boast, pride oneself
  • Gandavum
    Ghent
  • Gemblacensis
    Gembloux

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Latin words that start with H

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Latin words that start with I

  • Impedio
    entangle, ensnare, obstruct, surround, hinder, prevent
  • Iam
    moreover, henceforth, indeed, just, further
  • Inritus Irritus
    void, invalid, in vain, useless, ineffectual
  • Irritus
    vain, useless, ineffectual, of not effect
  • Irritus
    undecided, void, unfixed, of no effect
  • Iam
    now, by now, already / presently, immediately, soon
  • Iudicium
    judgment, decision, opinion, trial
  • Iacio
    to throw, cast, hurl, lay, scatter, diffuse
  • Impetus
    attack, onset, rapid motion / impulse, passion, force
  • Invado
    to assail, usurp, seize, attack, fall upon
  • Iustus
    just, right, equitable
  • Inanis
    empty, vain, inane
  • Induco Indux Inductum
    to lead in, introduce, induce, influence
  • Iudico
    to judge, consider
  • Imperium
    power to command, authority, command, rule, control
  • Intumesco
    to swell up, increase, swell with anger
  • Insequor
    to follow, pursue, assail, reproach, rebuke, attack
  • Importo
    to bring in, introduce, import / bring upon, cause
  • Induco
    bring in, introduce, induce, persuade / decide
  • Indo (past Indidi)
    to establish, cause, occasion
  • Impetro
    to get, accomplish, effect, obtain (by asking)
  • Iuvo
    to help, aid, assist / to please
  • Incurro
    to run into, assail, attack, raid into, come upon
  • Idoneus
    proper, worthy, fitting, deserving, capable
  • Improbus
    inferior, bad, wicked, persistent, perverse, bold
  • Ille Illa Illud
    that, the former, the famous / he, she, it
  • Iniuria
    injury, damage, hurt / injustice, wrong
  • Instruo
    to built in, set up, construct, furnish / train
  • Intellego Intellexi Intellectum
    to understand, comprehend, see
  • Interficio Interfeci Interfectum
    to kill, murder, slay
  • Igitur
    therefore, consequently, for this reason
  • Inclutus / Inclitus
    celebrated, famous, renowned
  • Ita
    so, thus
  • Impendeo
    to hang over, threaten, menace, be imminent

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Latin words that start with J

  • Judicium
    trial, legal investigation, judgement, decision
  • Jaculum
    dart, javelin
  • Juvenis
    young man, youth
  • Juventus
    the age of youth (20-40 years)
  • Jugis
    adj continual, ceaseless, perennial, constant
  • Jumentum
    draft animal
  • Jugiter
    continually, perpetually, constantly / instantly

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Latin words that start with L

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Latin words that start with M

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Latin words that start with N

  • Novus
    novel, unusual, extraordinary / news, novelty, a new thing
  • Nusquam
    nowhere, in no place, nothing, for nothing, never
  • Nutus
    a nodding, nod, command, will
  • Novus
    new, fresh, young, inexperienced, revived, refreshed
  • Novitas
    newness, novelty, strangeness
  • Nunc
    now, at the present time
  • Nutrio
    to suckle, nourish, bring up, rear
  • Nota
    mark, token, note, sign
  • Numerus
    total, category, class, number
  • Nequaquam
    by no means, not at all
  • Narro
    to make known, say, speak, narrate
  • Nimirum
    of course, undoubtedly, certainly (sometimes ironical)
  • Nutus
    a nod, command, will / gravitation, movement down
  • Nitor
    to strive, exert oneself, make an effort, persevere
  • Nitor
    brilliance, brightness, glow, elegance, splendor
  • Nuntio
    to announce, report, relate
  • Nitor
    to rest, lean, support oneself / trust in, depend upon
  • Novo
    to make anew, refresh, revive, change, alter, invent
  • Nocens
    bad, wicked, injurious, culpable, evil
  • Niteo
    to shine, glitter, be bright, glow, be sleek, flourish
  • Neco
    to kill, slay, put to death
  • Nefas
    wrong, sin
  • Negotium
    employment, business, task, occupation, pains
  • Natio
    nation, people
  • Nequitia Nequities
    worthlessness, badness, wickedness
  • No (nare Navi)
    to swim, float, fly, sail
  • Niveus
    white, snowy
  • Nuntius
    messenger, message
  • Nutrimens
    food, nourishment
  • Natura
    nature
  • Nimis
    (adv) too much, overmuch, excessively
  • Nimium
    (adv) too much, overmuch, excessively
  • Nullus
    not any, no, none
  • Nemo
    no one, nobody

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Latin words that start with O

  • Obduro
    to be hard, persist, endure, last, hold out
  • Ordinatio
    rule, government, order, arrangment, regulation
  • Officium
    duty, service, job
  • Ostendo
    show, reveal, present, make plain, declare
  • Offero
    to bring forward, place before, present, offer, expose
  • Obtineo
    to hold, keep, possess, maintain / to continue
  • Opinio
    opinion, report, rumor, conjecture, report
  • Ops Singular
    power, power to aid, power to help
  • Oppugno
    to fight against, attack, assault, assail
  • Occurro
    to fall upon, attack, work against, counteract
  • Opes
    (pl) means, wealth, abundance, riches, resources
  • Oportunitas
    convenience, fitness, advantage, opportunity
  • Occupo
    to take possession, grasp, seize, enjoy, get a start on
  • Otium
    free time, leisure, ease, peace, repose
  • Opus Operis
    work, labor, work done, completed work, building
  • Opera
    work, pains, labor
  • Obstinatus
    firm, resolved, staunch
  • Opportunus
    opportune, fit, convenient, suitable
  • Omnino
    altogether, entirely, wholly, certainly, completely
  • Operor
    to work, labor, toil, take pains
  • Olim
    at that time, formerly, once, for a long time now
  • Onero
    to load, burden, oppress, fill up
  • Opportunitas
    fitness, suitability, convenience, advantage
  • Orno
    to equip, furnish, supply / decorate, adorn
  • Oro
    to speak, argue, plead, orate, beg, entreat
  • Obsequium
    indulgence, pliancy, submission
  • Onus
    load, burden, weight, trouble / charge, public road tax
  • Opportunus
    fit, suitable / (time) favorable / (+dat) liable to
  • Omnis
    all, every
  • Obtestor
    to implore, entreat, beg, call as a witness
  • Otium
    ease, leisure, inactivity
  • Ornatus
    dress, attire, equipment, ornament, embellishment
  • Oratio
    speech, address, oration
  • Occido Occidi Occasum
    to fall, fall down, (for the sun) to set

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Latin words that start with P

  • Puto
    to clear, settle up, consider, think, believe, suppose, judge
  • Plenus
    full, complete, full, satisfied, rich, mature, plump
  • Praesto Presto
    to do, perform, display, fulfill, offer, present
  • Praeda Preda
    plunder, booty, spoils of war, loot, gain, prey
  • Perdo
    to destroy, ruin, waste, scatter, squander
  • Pendo
    to weigh, value, consider, judge, esteem
  • Proficio
    advance, assist, help, aid, be of use
  • Prope
    near, nearly, not far from, just now, closely
  • Progressus
    advance, going forward, increase, a royal circuit
  • Proventus
    a growing up, increase, crop, yield, or issue
  • Prohibeo
    to prevent, hinder, restrain, prohibit, forbid
  • Pertinax
    persistent, firm, mean, stubborn, obstinate
  • Percipio Percepi Perceptum
    to gain, learn, perceive, understand
  • Praeclarus Preclarus
    excellent, famous, beautiful, striking
  • Pulcher Pulchra Pulchrum
    beautiful, handsome, fine
  • Placitum
    judgment, case / plea, litigation / defense
  • Perfectus
    complete, finished, done / perfect, without flaw
  • Progredior
    to go forth, advance, proceed, go out
  • Prehendo
    to seize, snatch, grasp, detain, arrest
  • Pessum Do
    to destroy, ruin, wreck
  • Progressio
    advance, progress, increase
  • Peracto
    to carry through, complete, accomplish
  • Procedo
    to go ahead, proceed, advance, continue
  • Praesentia Presencia
    power, effect
  • Propono
    display, publish, relate, tell, propose, promise
  • Patior
    to suffer, endure, permit
  • Positus
    position, place, arrangment
  • Patrocinor
    to protect, defend, support, patronize
  • Proveho
    to carry on, carry forward, advance, promote,
  • Pono Posui Positum
    to lay, place, put, set / (milit) post, station
  • Potestas
    power, ability, authority / opportunity
  • Prudentia
    foresight, wisdom, discretion
  • Polleo
    to be strong, powerful, able
  • Prohibitio
    prohibition, restrain, forbidding

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Latin words that start with Q

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Latin words that start with R

  • Rectus
    right, correct, proper, upright, natural, plain
  • Reddo
    to repeat, recite, represent, imitate, pay up, deliver
  • Reddo
    to give back, restore, return, answer, translate, render
  • Reprehendo
    to blame, reprove, refute, hold back, check, catch
  • Ratio
    system, manner, method, procedure, manner
  • Requiro
    to ask for, look for, demand, desire, miss
  • Rubor
    redness, blush, modesty, shame, disgrace
  • Repeto
    to return to, begin again, deduce, recall, recollect
  • Retineo
    to hold back, restrain, detain, keep, maintain
  • Ratio
    reckoning, account / reason, judgment, consideration
  • Reperio
    to get again, find, ascertain, discover, invent
  • Relaxo
    to loosen, enlarge, relax, ease, lighten
  • Recolo
    reflect upon, consider, recall
  • Repleo
    to replenish, fill up, fill up again, fill, satisfy
  • Repens
    sudden, unexpected, fresh, recent
  • Res Rei
    thing, matter, business, affair
  • Renuntio
    to declare, announce, report, give notice
  • Rectum
    virtue, right
  • Recordatio
    recollection, memory, recall
  • Rumor
    rumor, gossip
  • Rideo Risi Risum
    to laugh at, laugh
  • Regnum
    rule, authority, kingdom, realm
  • Recognosco
    to recognize, recollect, recall
  • Recolo
    to recall, reflect upon, rework, resume, rehabilitate
  • Rudimentum
    trial, attempt, essay
  • Recro
    to recreate, restore, revive
  • Recedo
    to go back, retreat, retire, disappear
  • Rapio Rapui Ratum
    to seize, snatch, carry away
  • Reverto
    to go back, return, revert
  • Remaneo
    to remain behind, stay, continue
  • Restituo
    restore, put back, replace, reinstate, repair
  • Recipio Recepi Receptum
    to go back, retire, recede, retreat
  • Recordor
    to remember, think of, recollect, ponder over
  • Redeo
    to go back, come back, return / (revenue) to come in

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Latin words that start with S

  • Suscipio
    to raise up, maintain, support, accept, receive, undertake
  • Super
    (adv) over, above, besides, beyond, moreover, remaining
  • Solvo
    to loosen, untie, release, free, dissolve, break up
  • Servo
    to watch over, keep, protect, observe, save, reserve
  • Singularis
    alone, unique, extraordinary, individual, singular
  • Scisco
    investigate, ask, inquire / vote, ordain, resolve
  • Sino
    allow, suffer, permit, let
  • Sentio
    feel, perceive, experience, hold an opinion,
  • Somnium
    dream, fancy, day-dream / foolishness, nonsense
  • Saluto
    to wish well, greet, visit, reverence, pay respect to
  • Scelus Sceleris
    crime, sin, evil deed, wickedness
  • Speciosus
    beautiful, handsome, imposing / specious plausible
  • Securus
    safe, secure, free from care, unworried, unconcerned
  • Sepelio
    to ruin, destroy, bury
  • Silentium
    silence, stillness, quiet, repose, obscurity
  • Sicut
    as, just as, as it were, (+verb in subj) just as if
  • Suffragium
    vote, franchise / approval support, aid, assistance
  • Salus
    health, safety, well-being, salvation / salutation
  • Siquidem
    since, indeed
  • Sentio
    to judge, suppose, vote
  • Subvenio
    to come to the aid, succor, relieve, help, assist
  • Sane
    rationally, sensibly, really, indeed, to be sure
  • Succurro
    to run up under / aid, assist, help
  • Subiungo
    to yoke beneath, join, attach, subdue, subjugate
  • Solus
    alone, only, the only
  • Similis
    similar, like, resembling
  • Sanitas
    health, soundness of mend, sanity
  • Statuo
    to cause to stand, establish, place, set up
  • Sustineo
    to hold up, sustain, endure
  • Sermo
    talk, common talk, rumor, report, discussion
  • Suggero
    to bring up, supply, provide, add, attach place next
  • Salvus
    safe, sound
  • Spargo Sparsi Sparsum
    scatter, strew, spread
  • Sic
    so, thus / yes, that is so, that is right

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Latin words that start with T

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Latin words that start with U

  • Utilitas
    utility, usefulness
  • Utilis
    useful, advantageous, helpful
  • Usus
    use, experience, skill, advantage
  • Universitas
    the whole, total, universe, world / university
  • Universum
    universe, the world
  • Ut
    (+ subj) (purpose) in order that, to, that
  • Utor Uti Usus
    to use, employ, possess, enjoy / associate with, find
  • Utpote
    adv namely, seeing that, inasmuch as, since
  • Utique
    at any rate, certainly, at least
  • Utpote
    seeing that, inasmuch as
  • Uterque
    (gen utriusque) both, each side, each party
  • Ubi
    when, as soon as / wherein, whereby, whereas
  • Utrimque
    from both sides, on both sides
  • Unus
    one, only one, at the same time / single, alone
  • Ultra
    (+ acc) beyond, on the far side of
  • Universus
    combined in one, whole, entire
  • Ustulo
    to burn, scorch, singe
  • Umquam
    ever, at any time
  • Universe
    generally, in general
  • Undique
    from all sides, everywhere, on all sides, altogether
  • Usitas
    customary, usual
  • Ultio Ultionis
    avenging, punishment, revenge
  • Uxor
    wife, spouse
  • Us
    foreign, acquired
  • Urbs Urbis
    city
  • Umbra
    shade, shadow
  • Ulciscor
    to take vengeance for, avenge / take vengeance on
  • Urbanus
    urban, urbane, pertaining to the city
  • Ulterius
    farther, more advanced, more remote
  • Umerus Humerus
    shoulder, upper arm
  • Ultra
    farther (than), more (than)
  • Unde
    whence, from where / how, from whom
  • Uberrime
    most luxuriantly, most abundantly, most fruitfully
  • Uredo
    a plant blight

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Latin words that start with V

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Latin words that start with W

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Latin words that start with X

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