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Borrowing from Ancient Greek τραγῳδῐ́ᾱ (tragōidíā), from τράγος (trágos, male goat) + ᾠδή (ōidḗ, song).



tragoedia f (genitive tragoediae); first declension

  1. (theater) tragedy


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tragoedia tragoediae
genitive tragoediae tragoediārum
dative tragoediae tragoediīs
accusative tragoediam tragoediās
ablative tragoediā tragoediīs
vocative tragoedia tragoediae



  • tragoedia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tragoedia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “tragoedia”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • tragoedia” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a writer of tragedy, comedy: scriptor tragoediarum, comoediarum, also (poeta) tragicus, comicus
    • the Antigone: tragoedia or fabula Antigona (not Antigona trag. or fab.)
    • tragic pathos: tragoediae
  • tragoedia in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tragoedia in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • tragoedia in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin