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From multus (much, many).



multitūdō f (genitive multitūdinis); third declension

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


Third-declension noun.

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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  • multitudo in Charlton T. Lewis and 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 Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (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