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From Proto-Indo-European *leh₂u- (profit, gain) + *-tlom. Cognate with Laverna, Ancient Greek ἀπολαύω (apolaúō, to enjoy), λείᾱ (leíā), Sanskrit लोत्र (lotra, booty), German Lohn (reward, wages), Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌽 (laun).



lucrum n (genitive lucrī); second declension

  1. profit, advantage
  2. love of gain, avarice


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lucrum lucra
genitive lucrī lucrōrum
dative lucrō lucrīs
accusative lucrum lucra
ablative lucrō lucrīs
vocative lucrum lucra


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  • lucrum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lucrum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “lucrum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • lucrum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to suffer loss, harm, damage.[2: damnum (opp. lucrum) facere
    • to make profit out of a thing: lucrum facere (opp. damnum facere) ex aliqua re
    • to consider a thing as profit: in lucro ponere aliquid (Flacc. 17. 40)