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From suppleō (fill up; complete; supply).



supplēmentum n (genitive supplēmentī); second declension

  1. something that fills up or makes up the numbers; supplement
    1. (military) reinforcements
      • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 26.1
        Si supplemento opus esset, suppleret de legionibus quibus P. Cornelius pro praetore in Sicilia praeesset, []
        If reinforcements were needed, he should supply them with the legions which Publius Cornelius, propraetor, was in charge of in Sicily, []
    2. supplies


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative supplēmentum supplēmenta
genitive supplēmentī supplēmentōrum
dative supplēmentō supplēmentīs
accusative supplēmentum supplēmenta
ablative supplēmentō supplēmentīs
vocative supplēmentum supplēmenta

Related termsEdit



  • supplementum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • supplementum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “supplementum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • supplementum 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.
    • to levy recruits to fill up the strength: supplementum cogere, scribere, legere