lucrum

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Etymology[edit]

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).

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Noun[edit]

lucrum n ‎(genitive lucrī); second declension

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

Inflection[edit]

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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References[edit]

  • 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)