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From Ancient Greek μῖμος (mîmos, imitator, actor).


mīmus m (genitive mīmī); second declension

  1. mime, farce
  2. mime actor (male)
  3. (figurative) a farce


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mīmus mīmī
Genitive mīmī mīmōrum
Dative mīmō mīmīs
Accusative mīmum mīmōs
Ablative mīmō mīmīs
Vocative mīme mīmī

Related terms[edit]


  • Catalan: mim
  • French: mime
  • Galician: mimo
  • Italian: mimo
  • Portuguese: mimo
  • ?Russian: мим (mim)
  • Spanish: mimo


  • mimus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mimus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mimus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • mimus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • mimus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mimus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin