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From per (through) + rīdiculus (absurd, ridiculous), from rīdeō (to laugh; mock).



perrīdiculus (feminine perrīdicula, neuter perrīdiculum); first/second declension

  1. very ridiculous or hilarious


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative perrīdiculus perrīdicula perrīdiculum perrīdiculī perrīdiculae perrīdicula
genitive perrīdiculī perrīdiculae perrīdiculī perrīdiculōrum perrīdiculārum perrīdiculōrum
dative perrīdiculō perrīdiculō perrīdiculīs
accusative perrīdiculum perrīdiculam perrīdiculum perrīdiculōs perrīdiculās perrīdicula
ablative perrīdiculō perrīdiculā perrīdiculō perrīdiculīs
vocative perrīdicule perrīdicula perrīdiculum perrīdiculī perrīdiculae perrīdicula

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  • perridiculus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • perridiculus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • perridiculus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • perridiculus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016