Using our dictionary
Please always keep in mind that this is a dictionary and not an automatic
translator. Therefore, search for one word at once. If you enter more words or
sentences in the search box, only the first word will be searched.
Nouns, adjectives and pronouns
The Latin nouns, adjectives and pronouns must be searched in the singular
nominative masculine. Exceptions are male names which also have a feminine form;
in that case, an entry will also be made for the feminine form. For example:
dominus and domina, temptator and temptatrix, etc.
All enclictic particles shall also be removed. Thus, enter the term populus
and not populusque.
Latin verbs must be searched in the first person of the present tense in the
active form. English verbs must be searched in the infinitive present with or
without the particle to.
Phrases and quotes
Idioms, figures of speech and quotes appear in the Latin Dictionary under the various forms which compose them, for the most significant words. The sentence alea iacta est is shown both under the verb iaceo, and under the noun alea, but does not appear in the verb sum because it would have too many verb phrases, thus making the consultation more difficult.
When the search returns multiple results, as it is the case for homographs,
the first word found will be displayed, along with a section where homographs
can be selected.
In the search, you can use wildcards «?» (question mark) and «*» (asterisk).
The question mark (?) replaces one character, e.g. co?rado will find
corrado and conrado. The asterisk (*) replaces any quantity of
characters, e.g. abell* will find Abella, Abellana,
Abellanus, Abellinas and Abellinum.
What to do in case of entry not found