1. Not any person: nobody, no one. Synonym: necuno.



Contraction of the earlier phrase *ne hemō (no man), from ne (not) + Old Latin hemō (man) (Classical homō). Compare praeda for praehenda.



nēmō m, f

  1. nobody, no one, no man
    Quem nemo ferro potuit superare nec auro.
    Whom none could overcome with iron or gold.
    Amīcus omnibus, amīcus nemini.
    A friend to all, a friend to none.
    Vicinam neminem amo magis quam te.
    I love a neighbouring nobody more than you.
    Nemo, nisi sapiens, liber est.
    No one, unless he is wise, is free.
    Nemo ante mortem beatus.
    No one [can be called] happy before his death.
    Nemo non formosus filius matri.
    No one fails to be a beautiful son for his mother.
    Absque sanitate nemo felix.
    Without health, no one [is] happy.
    Nemo sine sapientia, beatus est.
    No man without wisdom, is happy.
    Nemo cum sarcinis enatat.
    No one swims away with his bundles/belongings.
    Nemo est supra leges.
    No one is above the law.
    Nemo ex amoris vulnere sanus abit.
    No one walks away unscathed from the wound of love.


This pronoun needs an inflection-table template.

Irregular declension.

Case \ # m or f
nominative nēmō
genitive nēminis
dative nēminī
accusative nēminem
ablative nēmine
vocative nēmō
  • Note: In Classical Latin, nūllīus was substituted for the genitive and nūllō/nūllā for ablative, where nūllō is masculine whereas nūllā is feminine.

Derived termsEdit

  • nonnemo/non nemo (many a one, some)
    Video de istis abesse non neminem.
  • nemo non (everybody, every one, all)
    Aperte adulantem nemo non videt, nisi.
  • nemo unus (no one)
    Nemo unus contra ire ausus est.
  • nemo quisquam (no one at all)
  • nemo alter/nemo alius (no one else)
    Alium enim cui illam commendem habeo neminem.



Alternative formsEdit


  • IPA(key): /nêːmo/
  • Hyphenation: ne‧mo


nȇmo (Cyrillic spelling не̑мо)

  1. mutely, dumbly
Last modified on 2 April 2014, at 19:48