Latin Edit

Etymology Edit

Often connected with Proto-Indo-European *lay- (lard, fat, grease) (see lardum; laetus (fat, happy)), though de Vaan finds this problematic.

Also may be connected to lascīvus, from Proto-Indo-European *las- (to be willing, covetous).

Pronunciation Edit

Adjective Edit

largus (feminine larga, neuter largum, comparative largior, superlative largissimus, adverb largē or largiter); first/second-declension adjective

  1. abundant, copious, plentiful, large, abounding in something
    Synonyms: cōpiōsus, abundāns, cumulātus, ūber, fēcundus
    Antonyms: vacuus, carēns, expers, viduus
  2. bountiful, liberal, munificent
  3. (with ablative or genitive) generous with, lavish of

Declension Edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative largus larga largum largī largae larga
Genitive largī largae largī largōrum largārum largōrum
Dative largō largō largīs
Accusative largum largam largum largōs largās larga
Ablative largō largā largō largīs
Vocative large larga largum largī largae larga

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References Edit

  • largus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • largus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • largus 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)
  • largus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • largus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume 2, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 654