populus

See also: Populus

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

The origin is unknown; perhaps from Etruscan or from the root of pleō. See also plēbs.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

populus m ‎(genitive populī); second declension

  1. a people, nation
    • 100 BCE – 44 BCE, Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico 1.44
      Amicitiam populi Romani sibi ornamento et praesidio, non detrimento esse oportere, atque se hac spe petisse.
      That the friendship of the Roman people ought to prove to him an ornament and a safeguard, not a detriment; and that he sought it with that expectation.
  2. a community of people
    • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 26.1
      Ea tum cura maxime intentos habebat Romanos, non ab ira tantum, quae in nullam unquam ciuitatem iustior fuit, quam quod urbs tam nobilis ac potens, sicut defectione sua traxerat aliquot populos, ita recepta inclinatura rursus animos uidebatur ad ueteris imperii respectum.
      This concern in particular troubled the mindful Romans at the time, not so much because of anger, which has never been more justified against any other city, rather because a city so noble and powerful, in the same way that it had attracted the support of a number of communities by its revolt, was thought would again turn attention back towards respect for the previous government once recaptured.
  3. the people
InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative populus populī
genitive populī populōrum
dative populō populīs
accusative populum populōs
ablative populō populīs
vocative popule populī
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • populus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

Etymology 2Edit

The origin is unknown. Compare Ancient Greek πτελέα ‎(pteléa, elm).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pōpulus f ‎(genitive pōpulī); second declension

  1. A poplar tree
InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pōpulus pōpulī
genitive pōpulī pōpulōrum
dative pōpulō pōpulīs
accusative pōpulum pōpulōs
ablative pōpulō pōpulīs
vocative pōpule pōpulī
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • populus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
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