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Latin: Essential Vocabulary: Conjunctions

Latin: Essential Vocabulary: Conjunctions

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Author: Sarah Landis
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to learn the meanings of the most common Latin conjunctions

  • atque/ac = and, and also (stronger than et; usually links things that don't really go together, e.g. peanut butter atque tuna fish)
  • an = whether / or
  • aut = or
  • autem = however, moreoever (post-positive [can't stand first in its sentence])
  • dum = while (with indicative) / until (with subjunctive)
  • enim = for, in fact, indeed
  • et = and (the most basic, neutral form)
  • etiam = also, too, even
  • nam = for, since
  • ne = so that...not, in order...not
  • neque / nec = and not / nor
  • -que = and (links two things that naturally go together, e.g. peanut butter jellyque)
  • quia = since, because
  • quod = because
  • sed = but
  • si = if
  • ut = in order to, to, so that
  • vel = or
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Tutorial

Instructions

There is a Quizlet deck with these words here. Once you've mastered the meanings, take the quiz for practice.

  • atque/ac = and, and also (stronger than et; usually links things that don't really go together, e.g. peanut butter atque tuna fish)
  • an = whether / or
  • aut = or
  • autem = however, moreoever (post-positive [can't stand first in its sentence])
  • dum = while (with indicative) / until (with subjunctive)
  • enim = for, in fact, indeed
  • et = and (the most basic, neutral form)
  • etiam = also, too, even
  • nam = for, since
  • ne = so that...not, in order...not
  • neque / nec = and not / nor
  • -que = and (NB: enclitic [not a freestanding word; attaches itself to the back of another word]; links two things that naturally go together, e.g. peanut butter jellyque)
  • quia = since, because
  • ​quod = because
  • sed = but
  • si = if
  • ut = in order to, to, so that
  • vel = or

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