Compound words in classical Latin

By Eupolis, in 'Latin Beginners', Jun 24, 2015.

  1. Eupolis Member

    There are many neo-classical compound words each with two (or more) juxtaposed elements, e.g.
    I'm looking for such compound words in classical Latin.

    I'm also looking for:
    I) any compound word with synonymous-intensive components, such as sacrosanctus, sempiternus
    II) any compound word with antonymous-oxymoronic components, dulcacidus might be an example if it were classical Latin

    I'm not looking for:
    I) modifier+noun/verb compounds, e.g.
    altivolans, latifundium, longaevus, aequi-, bene-, ... and quantifiers like uni-, semi-
    II) noun+verb compounds, e.g.
    urbicremus, bellipotens, -cida, -cola...
    Last edited by Eupolis, Jun 24, 2015
  2. Marcus Germanicus Member

    Hello Eupolis, here is a list of compound words. Hope it helps.
  3. Eupolis Member


    But the compounds listed there are for the most part new Latin;
    and it's baffling that the prefix+stem words (like ex- prae- pro-) are categorized as compounds, aren't compounds supposed to be stem+stem?
  4. Marcus Germanicus Member

    I found a PDF 'Stems and Compound Words'. There are some 'stem+stem' compound words, but I don't know if it is Classical Latin. Check it out.
  5. Imber Ranae Ranunculus Iracundus

    • Civis Illustris
    Classical Latin doesn't generally form compounds of the type you're after.
  6. Ser 鳥王

    • Civis Illustris
    It's a guide for forming words in botanical Latin, so, it's definitely modern Latin.

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