Most Frequent Vocabulary

This section has information on the most frequently used vocabulary in Latin literature. For more information on how the vocabulary was identified, see the main menu “Vocabulary Home.” The vocabulary is divided into 16 groups, based in part on frequency and in part on groupings of similar kinds of words (see below). The first 6 groups contain almost all of the top 300 most frequently used words. The exceptions are some pronouns, which have been spaced out to avoid confusion.

Here is a table of how the vocabulary is grouped:

Group Category Category Category
Group 1 masc. nom. sing. pronoun
Group 2 feminine nouns neuter nom./acc. pronoun
Group 3 neuter nouns genitive pronoun
Group 4 masculine nouns acc. and abl. pronoun
Group 5 feminine nouns dative pronoun
Group 6 neuter and masc. nouns
Group 7 1st decl. fem.; (-t)ia 1st conj. verbs (causative suffix) 3rd decl. adjectives; -(i)ter adverbs
Group 8 2nd decl. masc.; 3rd masc. -tor 3rd conj. 1st/2nd decl. adj.
Group 9 3rd decl. masc. -or; 2nd nt. 2nd conj.; in- 1st/2nd dec. adj.; indef. pronoun
Group 10 3rd decl. fem. ;-tās deponent; -scō adj. in-; -ālis/-ilis, -e
Group 11 3rd decl. m/f; 4th decl. 3rd conj.; con- 3rd decl. adj; indefinite -que
Group 12 3rd decl. neuter 1st conj.; prae- 1st/2nd adj.
Group 13 1st and 5th decl. fem. 3rd -iō; ex- 1st/2nd decl.; numbers
Group 14 neuter 2nd (and 3rd) irregular; 3rd; pro- 1st/2nd, indeclinable adj.
Group 15 4th decl; 3rd masc.;(common gender) 2nd and 4th conj; per- 1st/2nd decl. adj.; numbers
Group 16 3rd decl. fem. frequentative -tō/-sō 3rd conj.; con- (intensive); trans-, ab- 1st/2nd decl. adj.