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List of English words of Latin origin
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List of English words of Latin origin

This is a deeply incomplete list of English language words of Latin language origin, that meet the following criteria:

  1. They have come directly into some form of English (Old, Middle, etc.) from some form of Latin (Old, etc.)--not by way of an intervening Romance language.
  2. They are currently used colloquially, in speech and casual writing by modern lay speakers of English, meaning we don't want your fancy obscure legal terms, bucko.

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A

Abacus - Abdication - Abdomen - Aberration - Abhor - Abject - Abnegation - Abolition - Abomination - Abortion - Abortive - Abrade - Abrogate - Abrupt - Absent - Absolute - Absolution - Absolutism - Absolve - Absorb - Abstemious - Abstinence - Abstruse - Absurd - Abound - Abundant - Academy - Academia - Academic - Accelerate - Accelerator - Accept - Accede - Acclamation - Accommodate - Accommodation - Accumulate - Accumulator - Accurate - Accuse - Accuser - Accusatory - Accusable - Accusation - Accusative - Acerbic - Acid - Acquiesce - Acquire - Acrid - Acrimony - acrimonious - Act - Actor - Action - Actuary - Actuarial - Acumen - Acute - Adamant - Adamantine - Adamantium - Adapt - Adaptation - Add - Addict - Addiction - Addition - Adept - Adhere - Adhesion - Ad hoc - Ad hominem - Ad infinitum - Adjective - Adipose - Adjudicate - Adjunct - Administrator - administration - Admiration - Admire - Admirable - Admirably - Admission - Admit - Admixture - Admonish - Admonition - Ad nauseam - Adolescent - Adopt - Adoption - Adoptive - Adore - Adoration - Adorn - Adornment - Adulation - Adult - Adulterate - Adulteration - Adultery - Adulterer - Adulteress - Advent - Adversary - Adversarial - Adverse - Advocacy - Advocate - Aerate - Aeration - Aerator - Aether - Affect - Affectation - Affix - Affine - Affinity - Affirm - Affirmation - Afflict - Affliction - Affluent - Agenda - Agglomerate - Agglomeration - Agglutinate - Agglutinative - Aggravate - Aggravation - Aggregate - Agile - Agility - Agitate - Agitation - Agitator - Agrarian - Agriculture - Air - Albedo - Albumen - Aleatory - Alga/Algae - Alias - Alibi - Alien - Alienate - Alienation - Alienist - Alimentary - Allegation - Allege - Alleviate - Alliteration - Allude - Allusion - Alluvial - Alma mater - Alms - Altar - Altercation - Alter ego - Alternate - Alternation - Alternator - Altitude - Alumna/alumnae/alumni/alumnus - Alveolar - Alveoli - Ambient - Ambiguity - Ambiguous - Ambition - Ambitious - Amble - Amenity - Amethyst - Amiable - Amicable - Amphitheater - Ample - Amplification - Amplifier - Amplify - Ampoule - Amputate - Amputation - Amygdala - Anchor - Ancillary - Anguish - Anima - Animal - Animate - Animation - Animus - Annals - Annex - Annexation - Anniversary - Annual - Antecedent - Antenna - Anticipate - Anticipation - Antiquarian - Antiquary - Antiquated - Antique - Antiquity - Anus - Anxiety - Anxious - Aperture - Apex - Apiarist - Apiary - Apology - Apothecary - Apparatus - Apparent - Apparition - Appeal - Appear - Appease - Appellation - Append - Appendix - Appetite - Applaud - Applause - Application - Applicator - Apply - Apprehend - Apprehension - Approbation - Apt - Aquatic - Aquifer - Arable - Arbiter - Arbitrary - Arbitration - Arboreal - Arc - Arcane - Architect - Architecture - Ardent - Ardor - Arduous - Area - Arena - Argue - Argument - Argumentative - Arid - Arithmetic - Arm - Armament - Armature - Armillary - Armor - Armory - Arms - Ark - Arrogance - Arrogant - Arrogate - Arrogation - Art - Artery - Arthritis - Arthritic - Articulate - Articulation - Artifice - Artificer - Artificial - Ascend - Ascension - Ascent - Ascribe - Asinine - Aspect - Aspersion - Aspire - Aspirate - Aspiration - Assault - Assent - Assert - Assertion - Assiduous - Assign - Assignation - Assimilate - Assimilation - Assist - Assistance - Assistant - Assume - Assumption - Astute - Atavism - Atavistic - Atrocious - Atrocity - Attend - Attendant - Attention - Attentive - Attenuate - Attract - Attraction - Attractor - Attribute - Attribution - Auction - Audacious - Audacity - Audience - Audit - Audition - Auditorium - Auditory - Augment - augury - August - Aura - Auspicious - Austere - Author - Authority - Autumn - Auxiliary - Avarice - Averse - Aversion - Avert - Avian - Aviary - Avid - Avuncular - Axis - Axle

B

C

carpe diem

D

De facto - Disambiguate - Disambiguation -

E

Edifice - Edification - Emulate -
Emulation - Emulator - Equal - Equality - Equanimity - Equate - Equation - Equator - Equity - Equinox Equip - Equipment - Ergo - Esteem - Estimable - Estimate - Estimation - Estuary - Eternity - Ether - Ethereal -

F

Focal Focus -

G

H

I

Ibex- Ibidem- Id est- Inadvertent - Intestine- Irritable-

J

Juvenile

K

L

Lynx

M

Maximum- Memorabilia- Minimum-

N

O

Obscene

P

Placebo - Puerile

Q

R

S

Salary - Scene - Scenic -
Senate

T

U

Utopia- Uvula

V

Vacation - Vacillate - Verbatim - Vernacular - Veto - Vulgar -

W

X

Y

Z

See also