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From Proto-Italic *memnos, Proto-Indo-European *me-mn-os-, a reduplicated form of *men- (to think).[1]



memor (genitive memoris); third declension

  1. mindful, remembering
  2. that has a good memory
    Synonyms: memoriōse, memoriōsus


Third declension, non-i-stem (genitive plural in -um).

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative memor memor memorēs memora
Genitive memoris memoris memorum memorum
Dative memorī memorī memoribus memoribus
Accusative memorem memor memorēs memora
Ablative memore memore memoribus memoribus
Vocative memor memor memorēs memora

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  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “meminī”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 371-372
  • memor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • memor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • memor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to remember a thing perfectly: memoriā tenere aliquid
    • to have a good memory: memoriā (multum) valere (opp. memoriā vacillare)
    • to make a slip of the memory: memoriā labi
    • (ambiguous) the present day: haec tempora, nostra haec aetas, memoria
    • (ambiguous) in our time; in our days: his temporibus, nostra (hac) aetate, nostra memoria, his (not nostris) diebus
    • (ambiguous) in our fathers' time: memoria patrum nostrorum
    • (ambiguous) to have a vivid recollection of a thing: recenti memoria tenere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to have a good memory: memorem esse (opp. obliviosum esse)
    • (ambiguous) he had such an extraordinary memory that..: memoria tanta fuit, ut
    • (ambiguous) from memory; by heart: ex memoria (opp. de scripto)
    • (ambiguous) to keep in mind: memoria custodire
    • (ambiguous) vivid recollection: memoria et recordatio
    • (ambiguous) to show a thankful appreciation of a person's kindness: grata memoria aliquem prosequi
    • (ambiguous) the memory of this will never fade from my mind: numquam ex animo meo memoria illius rei discedet
    • (ambiguous) a thing has been vividly impressed on our[TR1] memory: aliquid in memoria nostra penitus insidet
    • (ambiguous) nothing will ever make me forgetful of him: semper memoria eius in (omnium) mentibus haerebit
    • (ambiguous) a thing escapes, vanishes from the memory: aliquid excidit e memoria, effluit, excidit ex animo
    • (ambiguous) the recollection of a thing has been entirely lost: memoria alicuius rei excidit, abiit, abolevit
    • (ambiguous) to be forgotten, pass into oblivion: memoria alicuius rei obscuratur, obliteratur, evanescit
    • (ambiguous) to borrow instances from history: exempla petere, repetere a rerum gestarum memoria or historiarum (annalium, rerum gestarum) monumentis
    • (ambiguous) examples taken from Roman (Greek) history: exempla a rerum Romanarum (Graecarum) memoria petita
    • (ambiguous) Roman history (as tradition): memoria rerum Romanarum
    • (ambiguous) tradition, history tells us: memoriae traditum est, memoriae (memoria) proditum est (without nobis)
    • (ambiguous) a twofold tradition prevails on this subject: duplex est memoria de aliqua re
    • (ambiguous) ancient history: rerum veterum memoria
    • (ambiguous) ancient history: memoria vetus (Or. 34. 120)
    • (ambiguous) ancient history: antiquitatis memoria
    • (ambiguous) modern history: recentioris aetatis memoria
    • (ambiguous) the history of our own times; contemporary history: memoria huius aetatis (horum temporum)
    • (ambiguous) the history of our own times; contemporary history: nostra memoria (Cael. 18. 43)
    • (ambiguous) universal history: omnis memoria, omnis memoria aetatum, temporum, civitatum or omnium rerum, gentium, temporum, saeculorum memoria
    • (ambiguous) historic times: historicorum fide contestata memoria
    • (ambiguous) to read a speech: de scripto orationem habere, dicere (opp. sine scripto, ex memoria)