multum

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

multum (uncountable)

  1. An extract of quassia licorice, fraudulently used by brewers in order to economize malt and hops.
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Derived terms[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for multum in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adverbial accusative of multus (much, many).

Adverb[edit]

multum (not comparable)

  1. much
  2. very

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Adjective[edit]

multum

  1. accusative masculine singular of multus
  2. accusative neuter singular of multus
  3. nominative neuter singular of multus

References[edit]

  • multum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • multum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “multum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • multum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to contribute much towards...; to affect considerably; to be instrumental in..: multum valere ad aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to contribute much towards...; to affect considerably; to be instrumental in..: multum afferre ad aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to considerably (in no way) further the common good: multum (nihil) ad communem utilitatem afferre
    • (ambiguous) to be highly favoured by; to be influential with..: multum valere gratia apud aliquem
    • (ambiguous) to consider of importance; to set much (some) store by a thing: multum (aliquid) alicui rei tribuere
    • (ambiguous) to value, esteem a person: multum alicui tribuere
    • (ambiguous) to have great influence with a person; to have considerable weight: multum auctoritate valere, posse apud aliquem
    • (ambiguous) to have great influence with a person; to have considerable weight: alicuius auctoritas multum valet apud aliquem
    • (ambiguous) to expend great labour on a thing: egregiam operam (multum, plus etc. operae) dare alicui rei
    • (ambiguous) to exert oneself very energetically in a matter: multum operae ac laboris consumere in aliqua re
    • (ambiguous) to possess great ability: intellegentia or mente multum valere
    • (ambiguous) to have a good memory: memoriā (multum) valere (opp. memoriā vacillare)
    • (ambiguous) to be well (slightly) acquainted with Greek literature: multum (mediocriter) in graecis litteris versari
    • (ambiguous) to enjoy close intercourse with... (of master and pupil): multum esse cum aliquo (Fam. 16. 21)
    • (ambiguous) to have great weight as a speaker: multum dicendo valere, posse
    • (ambiguous) to go deeply into a matter, discuss it fully: multum, nimium esse (in aliqua re) (De Or. 2. 4. 17)
    • (ambiguous) much money: pecunia magna, grandis (multum pecuniae)
    • (ambiguous) to be always considering what people think: multum communi hominum opinioni tribuere
    • (ambiguous) to have a powerful navy: rebus maritimis multum valere
  • Morwood, James. A Latin Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.