multitudo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From multus ‎(much, many).

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Noun[edit]

multitūdō f ‎(genitive multitūdinis); third declension

  1. A great number; multitude, numerousness.
  2. (of people) A great number of people, crowd, mob, throng, multitude.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative multitūdō multitūdinēs
genitive multitūdinis multitūdinum
dative multitūdinī multitūdinibus
accusative multitūdinem multitūdinēs
ablative multitūdine multitūdinibus
vocative multitūdō multitūdinēs

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References[edit]

  • multitudo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • multitudo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • MULTITUDO” in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • multitudo” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a crowd throngs around some one: multitudo circumfunditur alicui
    • to have power over the people by trading on their religious scruples: religione obstrictos habere multitudinis animos (Liv. 6. 1. 10)
    • to settle a large number of people in a country: multitudinem in agris collocare
    • to leave a matter to be decided by popular vote: multitudinis suffragiis rem permittere
    • government by the mob: multitudinis dominatus or imperium
    • to allay the excitement of the mob: concitatam multitudinem reprimere
    • to be crushed by numerous imposts: tributorum multitudine premi
    • to be surrounded by the superior force of the enemy: multitudine hostium cingi