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Etymology 1[edit]

Substantive from commodus (perfect, suitable; favorable).


commodum n (genitive commodī); second declension

  1. A convenient opportunity, favorable condition, convenience.
  2. An advantage, profit; reward, pay, salary; favor, privilege, immunity; a useful thing.
  3. accusative singular of commodum
  4. vocative singular of commodum

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative commodum commoda
genitive commodī commodōrum
dative commodō commodīs
accusative commodum commoda
ablative commodō commodīs
vocative commodum commoda
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Etymology 2[edit]

From commodus (perfect; fit, opportune)


commodum (not comparable)

  1. At a fit time, just in time, at the very moment, opportunely, seasonably.
  2. Just, just then, just now, even now.
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  1. nominative neuter singular of commodus
  2. accusative masculine singular of commodus
  3. accusative neuter singular of commodus
  4. vocative neuter singular of commodus

Related terms[edit]


  • commodum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • commodum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “commodum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • commodum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to look after, guard a person's interests, welfare: commodis alicuius servire
    • (ambiguous) to look after, guard a person's interests, welfare: commoda alicuius tueri
    • (ambiguous) the interests of the state: commoda publica or rei publicae rationes