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From Proto-Indo-European *pro-bʰr-o- (what is brought up against someone as a reproach), from *prō- (forward; toward) + *bʰer- (to carry), whence Latin ferō.


probrum n (genitive probrī); second declension

  1. disgrace, shame
  2. abuse, insult
    Synonyms: contumelia, maledictum


Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative probrum probra
Genitive probrī probrōrum
Dative probrō probrīs
Accusative probrum probra
Ablative probrō probrīs
Vocative probrum probra

Derived terms[edit]


  • probrum”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • probrum”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • probrum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 490