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From Ancient Greek κωμῳδία (kōmōidía), from κῶμος (kômos, revel, caurousing) + either ᾠδή (ōidḗ, song) or ἀοιδός (aoidós, singer, bard), both from ἀείδω (aeídō, I sing).



cōmoedia f (genitive cōmoediae); first declension

  1. A comedy (play)


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cōmoedia cōmoediae
genitive cōmoediae cōmoediārum
dative cōmoediae cōmoediīs
accusative cōmoediam cōmoediās
ablative cōmoediā cōmoediīs
vocative cōmoedia cōmoediae

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  • comoedia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • comoedia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • comoedia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a writer of tragedy, comedy: scriptor tragoediarum, comoediarum, also (poeta) tragicus, comicus
  • comoedia in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • comoedia in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • comoedia in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin