ludibrium

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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From ludus ‎(game), related to ludo ‎(I mock).

NounEdit

lūdībrium n ‎(genitive lūdībriī); second declension

  1. mockery, derision
  2. wantonness
  3. laughing stock

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lūdībrium lūdībria
genitive lūdībriī lūdībriōrum
dative lūdībriō lūdībriīs
accusative lūdībrium lūdībria
ablative lūdībriō lūdībriīs
vocative lūdībrium lūdībria

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • ludibrium” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • ludibrium” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the plaything of Fortune: ludibrium fortunae
    • to serve as some one's butt: ludibrio esse alicui
    • to become an object of ridicule; to be laughed at: in ludibrium verti (Tac. Ann. 12. 26)
    • in sport, mockery: per ludibrium
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