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Latin: Essential Vocabulary: Prepositions

Latin: Essential Vocabulary: Prepositions

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

Prepositions that take the Ablative

  • a / ab = from, away from, by
  • cum = with
  • de = down from, about
  • e / ex = out of
  • in = in, at, on
  • prae = before
  • pro = for, on behalf of, for the sake of
  • sine = without
  • sub = under, underneath

Prepositions that take the Accusative

  • ad = to, toward
  • ante = in front of, before
  • contra = against
  • in = into
  • inter = between, among
  • per = through
  • post = behind, after
  • sub = underneath
  • trans = across
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Tutorial

Instructions

If you need an overview of prepositions in general and how they work in Latin, click here.

There is a Quizlet deck of these terms here. Once you've mastered them, take the quiz for practice.

Prepositions that take the Ablative

  • a / ab = from, away from, by
  • cum = with
  • de = down from, about
  • e / ex = out of
  • in = in, at, on
  • prae = before
  • pro = for, on behalf of, for the sake of
  • sine = without
  • sub = under, underneath

Prepositions that take the Accusative

  • ad = to, toward
  • ante = in front of, before
  • contra = against
  • in = into
  • inter = between, among
  • per = through
  • post = behind, after
  • sub = underneath
  • trans = across

the difference between ablative (x marks the spot) and accusative (lines)

Essential Vocabulary (master list)

all 200 (approximately) of the most common words in Latin, categorized by part of speech

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