On-line Latin Dictionaries . . . .
It is always better to use your textbook dictionary if possible . . .
How does a Latin dictionary work?
Each Latin dictionary works a little differently. Here are some general things to know . . .
· NOUNS- will always have two forms listed and the gender:
o feles, felis N F 3 3 F [XAXCO] cat; marten/ferret/polecat/wild cat; mouser; inveigler, seducer, tom-cat; thief;
· ADJECTIVES - will usually have three forms listed
o tristis, tristis, triste ADJ [XXXAX] sad, sorrowful; gloomy;
· VERBS – will usually have four forms listed
o laboro, laborare, laboravi, laboratus V 1 1 [XXXAX] work, labor; produce, take pains; be troubled/sick/oppressed, be in distress;
CAVE!!! Some words can be nouns, verbs AND adjectives! Check for parts of speech . . . .