Latin IS English!

February 19, 2008

Latin-English Derivatives “A” to “V”

Filed under: Latin-English Resources — Robert Wermuth @ 9:49 pm
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When you’re writing English compositions, you may want to include derivatives coming out of Latin to “paint a word picture” with even more clarity.  My favorite teaching example includes the English derivative word “fluent,” which comes from the Latin flumen, meaning “river.”  Hypothetically, one might communicate:  “I have a friend from France who speaks four languages fluently; the words flow from her mouth like a river.”  Here’s a downloadable multi-paged PDF of Latin words occurring throughout the entire Latin alphabet (“A” to “V”).   Provided with each defined Latin word entry are numerous English derivatives coming from those Latin words (roots), respectively.  View or download this document to your computer:  Latin-English Derivatives “A” to “V”



  1. this is the worst latin help ever dont waste your time here because it didnt help me with one thing i was looking for. please dont waste your timehere

    Comment by luke — February 26, 2009 @ 4:33 pm | Reply

  2. this is the best help i have ever gotten from any site about latin. if you are having any trouble with latin, this is the site to use.

    Grade: A+

    Comment by jacob — March 16, 2009 @ 7:37 pm | Reply

  3. i love this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by balley — March 16, 2009 @ 7:40 pm | Reply

  4. Great for derivatives and goes well with the Cambridge Latin Course Books!

    Comment by YOJ — April 5, 2009 @ 5:22 am | Reply

  5. This site is OK, but not as good as I hoped…

    Comment by Brittany Amelia — May 11, 2010 @ 1:20 am | Reply

  6. some one needs to go make a site where u type in a latin word and it gives u tons of english derivatives

    Comment by alec — September 13, 2010 @ 5:10 pm | Reply

    • Well, there you go. Might be a great thing for you to try, Alec, if you’re computer saavy. Unfortunately it might not become a “business venture,” since Latin is not in high demand (although I hear it’s coming back!!).

      Comment by Robert Wermuth — September 13, 2010 @ 8:08 pm | Reply

      • I agree Alec. 🙂

        Comment by Jenny — October 27, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

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