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  1. plural of mundu



Etymology 1[edit]

Two possibilities include:



mundus (feminine munda, neuter mundum); first/second declension

  1. clean, pure; neat
  2. nice, fine, elegant, sophisticated
  3. decorated, adorned

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative mundus munda mundum mundī mundae munda
Genitive mundī mundae mundī mundōrum mundārum mundōrum
Dative mundō mundae mundō mundīs mundīs mundīs
Accusative mundum mundam mundum mundōs mundās munda
Ablative mundō mundā mundō mundīs mundīs mundīs
Vocative munde munda mundum mundī mundae munda
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From mundus (see above).


mundus m (genitive mundī); second declension

  1. ornaments, decorations, dress (of a woman)
  2. implement
  3. (Late Latin, Medieval Latin) the universe, the world, esp. the heavens and the heavenly bodies
    Sic enim dilexit Deus mundum ut filium suum unigenitum daret ut omnis qui credit in eum non pereat sed habeat vitam aeternam.
    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
  4. the inhabitants of the earth, mankind
  5. (Medieval Latin) a century
  6. (Medieval Latin) a group of people

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mundus mundī
Genitive mundī mundōrum
Dative mundō mundīs
Accusative mundum mundōs
Ablative mundō mundīs
Vocative munde mundī
Derived terms[edit]


  • mundus1 in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mundus2 in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mundus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mundus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • 1 mundus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • 2 mundus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the universe: rerum or mundi universitas
    • the perfect harmony of the universe: totius mundi convenientia et consensus
    • God made the world: deus mundum aedificavit, fabricatus est, effecit (not creavit)
    • God is the Creator of the world: deus est mundi procreator (not creator), aedificator, fabricator, opifex rerum
    • a citizen of the world; cosmopolitan: mundanus, mundi civis et incola (Tusc. 5. 37)
  • mundus in Samuel Ball Platner (1929), Thomas Ashby, editor, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, London: Oxford University Press