Latin cognates

Brad Rex

New Member
hi im tryin to find out what english words have similar meanings and sound similar to latin words :noclue: ! Here is an example: Scribit. means write. Similar words in english: scribe scribble script. All those words have a similar meaning too. Here are the words im stuck on: Clamat (means shout) Laudat (means praise) Bibit (means drink)
Cantat (means sing)! Any help would be GREATLY appreciated :dancing: . Please dont lie either :---) !
 

Nikolaos

schmikolaos
Staff member
latin to english

All of the verbs listed are int the third person singular, i.e., he/she/it writes/shouts/praises, etc.

I know that I am probably answering a homework question, but since it isn't a meaningful problem I'll offer these words:

Clamare - exclaim
Laudare - laud
Bibere - winebibber
Cantare - chant


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Decimus Canus

Civis Illustris
Re: latin to english

Brad Rex dixit:
hi im tryin to find out what english words have similar meanings and sound similar to latin words :noclue: ! Here is an example: Scribit. means write. Similar words in english: scribe scribble script. All those words have a similar meaning too. Here are the words im stuck on: Clamat (means shout) Laudat (means praise) Bibit (means drink)
Cantat (means sing)! Any help would be GREATLY appreciated :dancing: . Please dont lie either :---) !
Are we doing your homework for you? :|

Clamat: exclamation, declaim, clamour (or clamor in the US).

Bibit: imbibe, bibulous.

Cantat: incantation, canticle, chant, descant

Of course I could be lying. Just to be sure I suggest you check any answers in a dictionary. ;)
 

Imber Ranae

Ranunculus Iracundus
Here are a few more for your consideration:

Futuere - future
Pedicere - pedicure
Cacare - cackle
Mingere - mingle
Cunnus - cunning
Mentula - mental
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
Don't trust him Brad! It should have been pedicare rather than pedicere for pedicure
 

Nikolaos

schmikolaos
Staff member
Bitmap dixit:
Don't trust him Brad! It should have been pedicare rather than pedicere for pedicure
Ah, that explains something. I was pretty sure that Cattulus didn't write "Pedicebo ego vos. . ."

In all seriousness, though, don't use Imber's list :p
 

Imber Ranae

Ranunculus Iracundus
Oops. It's not a word I read (or use) too often, if that's any excuse.

Perhaps I need to brush up on my Catullus...
 
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