graecus

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Γραικός(Graikós).

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Adjective[edit]

graecus m ‎(feminine graeca, neuter graecum); first/second declension

  1. Greek, Grecian, of or pertaining to the Greek people.
    Graecum est; non legitur.
    It's Greek, it cannot be read.
  2. (substantive) A Greek (person)

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative graecus graeca graecum graecī graecae graeca
genitive graecī graecae graecī graecōrum graecārum graecōrum
dative graecō graecō graecīs
accusative graecum graecam graecum graecōs graecās graeca
ablative graecō graecā graecō graecīs
vocative graece graeca graecum graecī graecae graeca

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References[edit]

  • GRAECUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, s.v.graecus”.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to study Greek literature: graecis litteris studere
    • to be well (slightly) acquainted with Greek literature: multum (mediocriter) in graecis litteris versari
    • examples taken from Roman (Greek) history: exempla a rerum Romanarum (Graecarum) memoria petita
    • the Greek language is a richer one than the Latin: lingua graeca latinā locupletior (copiosior, uberior) est
    • (ambiguous) to speak the Greek language: graece or graeca lingua loqui
    • to translate from Greek into Latin: aliquid e graeco in latinum (sermonem) convertere, vertere, transferre
    • to render something into Latin: aliquid (graeca) latine reddere or sermone latino interpretari
    • this is a proverb among the Greeks: hoc est Graecis hominibus in proverbio
    • that Greek proverb contains an excellent lesson: bene illo Graecorum proverbio praecipitur
    • (ambiguous) to speak the Greek language: graece or graeca lingua loqui
  • graecus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray