You may find it easier to print this vocabulary list and prepare
the definitions with paper and pencil before entering your answers into the
computer. Or, if you prefer, you can log on to Blackboard
and print the version of the quiz that appears there.
For the quiz, you will need to be able to supply the dictionary form of the
word, prompted by an English definition and the first letter of the Latin word.
Note: You can take the online quiz as often as you want; the
computer will record your most recent score. The quiz is only available through
Want to improve your Latin vocabulary in general? Learn about Latin
word frequency lists! These lists can help you focus your attention on the
most frequently used words. The vocabulary lists for this course are based on
a Medieval Latin word frequency list.
Vocabulary and Notes
This week's vocabulary consists of third declension nouns. For all third declension
nouns, it is your responsibility to learn the gender
of each noun, and its stem. Your Grammar
assignment for this week covers third declension nouns.
You might want to play some QUIA
Games to practice this vocabulary, and take a practice Cloze
- Note the number of third declension nouns that end in -s: ars, civitas,
gens, laus, mens, mors, nox, pars, urbs, vox, dux, miles, mons, mos, pes,
rex, corpus, genus, opus, os, pectus, tempus
- Do not be fooled by nouns that look like they end in -us! laus,
corpus, genus, opus, pectus, tempus. These do not decline like the
masculine second declension nouns that end in -us.
- Do not be fooled by nouns that end in -o or -or; these are not verbs! amor,
homo, imperator, labor, ordo, uxor
- Remember that c-s=x and g-s=x: hence, noc-s = nox, voc-s = vox,
duc-s = dux, reg-s = rex
- the word mille is indeclinable, and is found only in the
singular and plural: milia
- the word opus means "achievement, word", but
note that the phrase opus est means "there is need of"
something in the ablative: opus mihi est laude, "I need
- Note the difference between os, oris, meaning "mouth"
and os, ossis meaning "bone"
- vis does not have a genitive form; you will frequently
find the ablative vi (by force), the accusative vim,
and the plural forms vires, virium
Modern Languages 4970 / MRS 4903: Medieval Latin. Spring
2003 Online Course at the University of Oklahoma. Visit http://www.ou.edu/online/
for more info.
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