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Latin Words #2

Translate these common Latin words into English.
All the answers are a single word
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First submittedSeptember 13, 2013
Last updatedFebruary 8, 2019
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Latin
English
Aqua
Water
Canis
Dog
Terra
Earth
Centum
Hundred
Aurum
Gold
Somnus
Sleep
Latin
English
Ante
Before
Urbs
City
Equus
Horse
Magnus
Great
Dulcis
Sweet
Vita
Life
Latin
English
Vox
Voice
Pectus
Chest
Primus
First
Pater
Father
Crux
Cross
Hibernum
Winter
Latin
English
Dexter
Right
Sal
Salt
Oculus
Eye
Opus
Work
Piscis
Fish
Septem
Seven
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level 55
Jan 4, 2014
Never studied Latin so 18 ain't bad.
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level 50
Jan 6, 2014
Nice, dude!
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level 48
Jan 6, 2014
Most of these made sense after I gave up.
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level 20
Aug 25, 2016
Same!
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level 63
May 20, 2019
Whereas I look at the majority of the answers I missed and, in retrospect, can totally see why they mean what they do.
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level 61
Jan 7, 2014
In latin, ambidextrous (with reference to "dexter") means "right-handed on both sides" (the prefix ambi meaning "both", e.g., ambiguous or ambivalent). I learn something new everyday here...and I thought I was just killing time. "I don't mind coming into work at 9AM, but this 8 hour wait to go home is just bull$hit!" - Homer (Simpson)
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level 76
Nov 21, 2015
If only that applied to someone "sinister" like me!
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level 67
Aug 25, 2016
Nickname 'Lefty'
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level 59
Dec 7, 2018
Most people wouldnt get your reference I think, but I did, plus one for you :)
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level 77
Mar 4, 2014
Not hard when you speak french :p. It took me a while to find "work" though.
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level 71
Mar 15, 2014
Yeah, much easier as a French-speaker, I recon, since those roots are close toour modern words. Still managed to miss work and city though. *facepalm*
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level 44
May 13, 2014
The word "hibernum" does not mean "winter" in Latin. In fact, there is no such noun, even though the adjective "hibernus, a, um", means "wintery", or "related to winter", potentially "freezing". "Winter" is "hiems".
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level 59
Dec 7, 2018
According to wikipedia it does. Apparently hiems works too, on that page hibernum is listed as synonym, but hibernum has it own page aswell were it says it means winter.
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level 81
Aug 25, 2016
There must be some sort of a math error in September.
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level 74
Aug 25, 2016
Because its the ninth month? Long story short: In Ancient Rome March was the first month, so September was indeed the seventh month, October the eighth, November the ninth and December the tenth.
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level 59
Aug 25, 2016
Fault of the Caeasars, that one.
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level 80
Aug 25, 2016
I learned something different. January being first month, december being last when there were only 10 months. 2 months were added by Roman emperors, July for Julius and August for Augustus, thus throwing all future months off.
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level 60
Aug 25, 2016
Yes, and the months were added so that Julius Caesar would be born in the seventh month, because seven was lucky. Hence the reason the seventh month is called "July" (from "Julius").
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level 38
Nov 21, 2017
Yes. I figured that out in High School Latin. I would love to have a ten month year!
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level 67
Jun 9, 2019
And the second part of the story I believe was that Augustus was jealous of Caesar having a month named after him, so he created one named after himself as well. Hence, August.
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level 60
Aug 25, 2016
Molly Barnes, my high school Latin teacher in 1960-62, would be astounded - 21/24. Even beats my 40% pass in GCE O levels!
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level 48
Aug 25, 2016
Nice quiz, for an italian like me it is very easy traslate latin words to english. When I was a young student I have studied latin for seven years
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level 44
Aug 25, 2016
Maybe you should now try English :)
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level 44
Aug 25, 2016
Since he's writing in english, he obviously has. Why are you being so rude?
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level 24
Aug 25, 2016
Yeah he knows three languages. That's pretty impressive.
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level 38
Nov 21, 2017
To Srumpyone: Stop being so bloody nasty. I would like to see you master Italian as well as s/he has English!
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level 52
Oct 25, 2018
agree with the others, you are just being obnoxious
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level 38
Aug 18, 2019
That's cool! I learn Latin at school, speak English too and German and Mandarin. I sadly can't speak or understand Italian but I think it is a very beautiful language... :)
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level 76
Aug 25, 2016
Oh come on.. I typed in "one hundred" but missed centum.
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level ∞
Aug 25, 2016
"One Hundred" will work now even though it's not a single word.
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level 39
Aug 25, 2016
Got three answers wrong even though I studied Latin for 5 years in High School... Guess I should have payed more attention in class :)
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level 24
Aug 25, 2016
Is that where they got the word "Avox" from hunger games? From Vox? I guess it makes sense.
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level 60
Aug 25, 2016
Never read the Hunger Games, but Games of Thrones and Harry Potter use Latin for a ton of their made-up terms, so I imagine Hunger Games probably does the same.
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level 55
Aug 29, 2016
That is correct. The prefix "a-" in Latin means "without." And avox is "without a voice."
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level 46
Sep 6, 2016
Didn't avoxes actually exist in ancient Rome? I think they were people punished for rebelling and made to be servants. They had their tongues cut off so they could never incite a rebellion again. I may be wrong about this.
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level 48
Aug 26, 2016
Scrumpyone, for your information many years ago I have studied english and ancient greek for five years, latin for seven and, of course, italian for thirteen. Cheers.
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level 23
Aug 27, 2016
18/24. Really pissed at myself for not getting aurum and hibernum.
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level 45
Aug 28, 2016
History buff plus having attended Catholic school for eight years=almost all correct. Yay!
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level 54
Nov 18, 2016
Liked it, good quiz, more please
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level 60
Jan 3, 2017
Quiz magna. Ego tamen non nimis magno quiz! (Insert Latinae, hic risu os)
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level 26
Feb 4, 2018
Add “bubo” (owl)
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level 70
Dec 8, 2018
Quid
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level 73
Oct 6, 2018
I answered "sugar" for dulcis.
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level 59
Dec 7, 2018
Got al but pectis with 2:30 left. I was in the right direction. Tried muscle, abs abdomen. Also reminded me of something sticky (pectine I realised near the end) so tried glue jelly jello jam
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level 70
Dec 8, 2018
Can't believe gold is the only one I didn't get dexter.
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level 59
Jun 9, 2019
not that kind of right
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level 45
Mar 6, 2019
Nice, easy one.
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level 63
May 20, 2019
I was sure "hibernum" was referring to Ireland or something Irish. I even tried England, Scotland, and Wales as answers.
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level 61
May 20, 2019
I think crux also means torture.
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level 64
Jul 19, 2019
Anybody else get Somnus while trying to guess for Hibernum?
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level 52
Aug 18, 2019
Dulcis can mean soft too.
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level 79
Aug 18, 2019
I only missed Aurum...was thinking it would be related to Aural, and kept guessing words related to the ear, hearing, and sound.
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