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WORDS Latin-to-English &
English-to-Latin Dictionary
by William Whitaker

To use the online version of WORDS, click here.

To download the WORDS software, click here.


WORDS is an automated Latin dictionary. The software provides definitions and morphologies (gender, case, tense, mood, etc.) for approximately 20,000 Latin words. WORDS runs on DOS, Windows 95/NT/98/ME/2000/XP, Linux and FreeBSD, OS/2, and Mac OS X systems as a console program. WORDS contains a "trimming" parameter.

The WORDS output looks like this:

am.o    V      1 1 PRES ACTIVE  IND 1 S X
amo, amare, amavi, amatus
love, like; fall in love with; be fond of;
have a tendency to

For help reading WORDS' output, please review the Codes and Example Output documents below:

Select one of the links below to view the download page for each specific system.

Documentation is included with each download and also is directly accessible from .

Note: Anyone who is unable to download WORDS from this Website can request a copy of the program on CD from the address in the Feedback section below.

To download an easy to use Windows Interface for WORDS, see Alexei Grishin's Latin Assistant.

Feedback is invited. If there is a problem in installing or operating, in the results or their display, or if your favorite word is omitted from the dictionary, let me know. Please comment and check back for new versions releases. Contact William Whitaker at whitaker@erols.com, or PO Box 3036, McLean VA 22103 USA.

I am not a Latin scholar, only a dictionary hacker. While I try to reply to all messages and do the best I can, do not expect much in the way of translations from me, nor anything that I (and you) cannot get from the program.

I try to answer promptly. If you do not get an answer, please check the return address on your message. I seem to get an unusual number of messages in which the return is not set properly and the answer bounces back with "No Such Address."

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