100 Most Common Words in Latin

Posted on 09. Oct, 2013 by in Latin Language

The 100 Most Common Written Words in Latin

Learning these common words will give you a huge leg up when reading, writing, speaking, and listening to Latin, but remember that most of these words will have various forms due to their cases (Accusative, Genitive, Dative or Ablative) or function in a sentence or clause.

 

Number

Word

Meaning

1

 Ego

     I

2

 Tu

    You

3

 Nos

     We

4

Vos

     You   (plural)

5

Is

     He

6

Ea

     She

7

Id

     It,   that

8

 Hic, haec, hoc

     This   (masculine, feminine, neuter)

9

 Ille ,illa, illud

     That   (masculine, feminine, neuter)

10

 Idem, eadem, idem

      The same (masculine, feminine,   neuter)

11

      Illi, illae      They

12

Suus

     Theirs

13

Tuus, uester

      Yours

14

Meus

      My

15

Eius

      His, hers, its

16

 Ipse,a,um

    (Him,   her, it)-self

17

 in

      In, into

18

 a,ab

     Away   from, by

19

 de

     About,   concerning

20

pro

     Before,   in front of,

21

 sine

     Without

22

ante

     Before

23

 contra

     Opposite, against, contrary to

24

per

     Through,   across, throughout

25

 post

     After, behind, afterwards

26

 trans

     Over, across, beyond

27

 ad

     To, towards,

28

 ex

     From,  out of

29

cum

      When, with

30

et, atque

      And

31

 nam

      For, in fact

32

 sed

      But

33

deinde

      Then,   next

34

 quia

      Because

35

si

       If

36

 tamen

      However

37

 dum

      While

38

 uel….uel

      Either…..or

39

 nemo

      No one

40

 nihil

      Nothing

41

 non

      Not, not at all, by no means

42

 ut

      Where, how?, so that,

43

nunc

      Now

44

ita

      So, thus

45

Bonus

      Good

46

 Malus

       Bad

47

 Multus

       Much

48

 Parvus

       Small

49

 Magnus

       Great

50

Solus

       Alone, only, lonely, single

51

Totus

       All, whole, entire

52

Ullus

       Any, anyone

53

 Unus

       One

54

 Alius

       Another,   other, different

55

Alii…alii

      Some……others

56

 Aliqui, aliquid

      Some,   someone, something

57

 Quis, quid

     Who? What? Which? Anyone, anything, someone, something

58

 Sursum

     Up

59

 Deorsum

    Down

60

 Sinister

    Left

61

 Dexter

    Right

62

 Audire

  To listen, to hear

63

 Dare

  To give , to grant

64

Esse

  To be

65

 Amare

  To love

66

 Dicere

  To say

67

 Habere

  To have

68

 Videre

  To look, see

69

Facere

  To make, do

70

 Scribere

  To write

71

Ire

  To go

72

 Posse

  To be able

73

 Vocare

  To call

74

 Venire

  To Come

75

 Capere

  To take

76

Primus

  First

77

Secundus

  Second

78

Tertius

  Third

79

Ultimus

  Last

80

Homines

  People

81

Urbs

  City

82

Aer

  Air

83

Ignis

  Fire

84

Aqua

  Water

85

Terra

  Land

86

Amor

  Love

87

Dies

  Day

88

Familia

  Family

89

Res

  Things

90

Bellum

  War

91

Coniunx

  Spouse

92

 Deus

  God

93

 Ludus

  Game, sport

94

Nomen

  Name

95

 Sors

  Destiny, Fate

96

Tempus

  Times

97

Domus

  Home

98

Cibus

  Food

99

Ara

  Altar

100

 Mors

  Death

 

A wonderful list of the 300 most common words in Latin with principal parts and gender may be found here!

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