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See also: popolo and popolò




populo m (plural populo)

  1. (slang, derogatory) hoi polloi, commoners, plebs

Further reading[edit]



Modified borrowing from Esperanto popolo, Italian popolo, English people, Spanish pueblo and French peuple, from Latin populus, modified to make derived terms resemble internationalism.



populo (plural populi)

  1. people, ethnicity, population

Derived terms[edit]




  1. dative singular of populus
  2. ablative singular of populus


  • populo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • populo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • populo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to accommodate something to the standard of the popular intelligence: ad intellegentiam communem or popularem accommodare aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to submit a formal proposition to the people: agere cum populo (Leg. 3. 4. 10)
    • (ambiguous) popular favour; popularity: aura favoris popularis (Liv. 22. 26)
    • (ambiguous) popular favour; popularity: populi favor, gratia popularis
    • (ambiguous) popular favour; popularity: aura popularis (Harusp. 18. 43)
    • (ambiguous) to court popularity: auram popularem captare (Liv. 3. 33)
    • (ambiguous) a popular man: aurae popularis homo (Liv. 42. 30)
    • (ambiguous) to strive to gain popular favour by certain means: ventum popularem quendam (in aliqua re) quaerere
    • (ambiguous) unpopularity: offensio populi, popularis
    • (ambiguous) to use some one's unpopularity as a means of making oneself popular: ex invidia alicuius auram popularem petere (Liv. 22. 26)
    • (ambiguous) a democrat: homo popularis
    • (ambiguous) a man who genuinely wishes the people's good: homo vere popularis (Catil. 4. 5. 9)
    • (ambiguous) a democratic leader: homo florens in populari ratione
    • (ambiguous) democracy: imperium populi or populare, civitas or res publica popularis
    • (ambiguous) to take up the cause of the people, democratic principles: causam popularem suscipere or defendere
    • (ambiguous) popular agitation: iactatio, concitatio popularis
    • (ambiguous) tricks of a demagogue: artes populares
    • (ambiguous) to rob a people of its freedom: libertatem populo eripere
    • (ambiguous) to fail in one's candidature for the consulship: repulsam ferre consulatus (a populo) (Tusc. 5. 19. 54)