lucrum

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Etymology[edit]

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).

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lucrum n (genitive lucrī); second declension

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

Declension[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 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 Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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)