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Etymology 1[edit]

Substantive from commodus (perfect, suitable; favorable).


commodum n (genitive commodī); second declension

  1. convenient opportunity, favorable condition, advantage, convenience.
    Synonyms: usus, profectus
    Antonym: incommodum
  2. profit; reward, pay, salary; favor, privilege, immunity; a useful thing.
    Synonyms: mercēs, stīpendium, pretium, praemium, datum, oblātiō

Second-declension noun (neuter).

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. inflection of commodus:
    1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular
    2. accusative masculine singular

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  • commodum”, in Charlton T[homas] Lewis; Charles [Lancaster] Short (1879) [] A New Latin Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.: American Book Company; Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • commodum”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • commodum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • commodum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • 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