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From multus (much, many).



multitūdō f (genitive multitūdinis); third declension

  1. A great number; multitude, numerousness.
  2. (of people) A great number of people, crowd, mob, throng, multitude.


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative multitūdō multitūdinēs
genitive multitūdinis multitūdinum
dative multitūdinī multitūdinibus
accusative multitūdinem multitūdinēs
ablative multitūdine multitūdinibus
vocative multitūdō multitūdinēs


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  • multitudo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • multitudo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “multitudo”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • multitudo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a crowd throngs around some one: multitudo circumfunditur alicui
    • to have power over the people by trading on their religious scruples: religione obstrictos habere multitudinis animos (Liv. 6. 1. 10)
    • to settle a large number of people in a country: multitudinem in agris collocare
    • to leave a matter to be decided by popular vote: multitudinis suffragiis rem permittere
    • government by the mob: multitudinis dominatus or imperium
    • to allay the excitement of the mob: concitatam multitudinem reprimere
    • to be crushed by numerous imposts: tributorum multitudine premi
    • to be surrounded by the superior force of the enemy: multitudine hostium cingi