From inter (between) + a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *per- (to sell, traffic in), extended sense from *per- (forward).[1]



interpres m or f (genitive interpretis); third declension

  1. An agent between two parties; broker, negotiator, factor.
  2. A translator, interpreter, expounder, expositor, explainer; dragoman.


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative interpres interpretēs
Genitive interpretis interpretum
Dative interpretī interpretibus
Accusative interpretem interpretēs
Ablative interprete interpretibus
Vocative interpres interpretēs


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  • interpres in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • interpres in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • interpres in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • interpres in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • an interpreter of dreams: somniorum interpres, coniector
    • the translator: interpres
  • interpres in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • interpres in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • interpres in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin