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From Proto-Indo-European *leh₂u- ‎(profit, gain) + *-tlom. Compare Sanskrit लोत्र ‎(lotra, booty), Ancient Greek ἀπολαύω ‎(apolaúō, to enjoy), German Lohn ‎(reward, wages), Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌽𐍃 ‎(launs).



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 & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lucrum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • LUCRUM in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • lucrum” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (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)