ludibrium

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ludibrium (plural ludibria)

  1. (archaic, formal) A plaything or trivial game.
  2. (archaic, formal) A laughing stock.

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From ludus (game), related to ludo (I mock).

Noun[edit]

lūdībrium n (genitive lūdībriī); second declension

  1. mockery, derision
  2. wantonness
  3. laughing stock

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lūdībrium lūdībria
genitive lūdībriī lūdībriōrum
dative lūdībriō lūdībriīs
accusative lūdībrium lūdībria
ablative lūdībriō lūdībriīs
vocative lūdībrium lūdībria

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • ludibrium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ludibrium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ludibrium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the plaything of Fortune: ludibrium fortunae
    • to serve as some one's butt: ludibrio esse alicui
    • to become an object of ridicule; to be laughed at: in ludibrium verti (Tac. Ann. 12. 26)
    • in sport, mockery: per ludibrium