tumultus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to tumulus.

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Noun[edit]

tumultus m (genitive tumultūs); fourth declension

  1. An uproar; bustle, violent commotion, disturbance, tumult; turmoil, panic; storm, tempest.
  2. A sudden outbreak of violence or an impending war; civil war; insurrection, riot, rebellion, sedition, tumult.
  3. (of the mind or feelings) Disturbance, disquietude, agitation; excitement, anxiety; fear, panic.
  4. (of speech) Confusion, muddle, disorder.

Inflection[edit]

  • Note that tumultī is an alternative form for the genitive singular tumultūs.

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tumultus tumultūs
genitive tumultūs tumultuum
dative tumultuī tumultibus
accusative tumultum tumultūs
ablative tumultū tumultibus
vocative tumultus tumultūs

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Descendants[edit]

  • Polish: tumult

References[edit]

  • tumultus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tumultus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tumultus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to quell an outbreak: tumultum sedare (B. C. 3. 18. 3)
  • tumultus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin