vulgaris

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vulgus (the multitude, the masses) +‎ -āris.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /wulˈɡaː.ris/, [wʊɫ̪ˈɡaː.ɾɪs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /vulˈɡa.ris/, [vulˈɡaː.ris]
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

vulgāris (neuter vulgāre, superlative vulgārissimus, adverb vulgāre or vulgāriter); third-declension two-termination adjective

  1. common, usual, commonly known
  2. simple, plain

Declension[edit]

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative vulgāris vulgāre vulgārēs vulgāria
Genitive vulgāris vulgārium
Dative vulgārī vulgāribus
Accusative vulgārem vulgāre vulgārēs
vulgārīs
vulgāria
Ablative vulgārī vulgāribus
Vocative vulgāris vulgāre vulgārēs vulgāria

Usage notes[edit]

In New Latin, within taxonomic binomial nomenclature, vulgaris is a specific epithet in many genera, across all kingdoms, denoting a common (prevalent) species of the genus (for example, Beta vulgaris, Vespula vulgaris, Sturnus vulgaris), and within disease classification and nomenclature (nosology), it denotes the common or classic form of any of various disorders (for example, acne vulgaris, impetigo vulgaris, psoriasis vulgaris). Thus, because the word labels things that are common and widespread, it is itself common and widespread (a trait it shares with the words common, regular, and classic).

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: vulgar
  • English: vulgar
  • French: vulgaire
  • Galician: vulgar

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