Latin/Objects Lesson 1

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This lesson we’ll work on some names for common objects. We have some modern Latin vocabulary in this lesson, and as always, there are variations among the authorities. I list some alternatives in parentheses. If you want to research some vocabulary for yourself, these are sites extremely valuable:

We generally do not add a word in these lessons unless I’ve found it in one or more of these sites.

New Vocabulary

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Latin English Audio (Classical) Notes
birota, ae bicycle
raeda, ae
autocinetum, ī)
car Also autoraeda, ae
computātrum, ī 
instrumentum computatorium)
involūcrum, ī  envelope, wrapping, cover
pittacium, ī  stamp, label, ticket
ventilātrum, ī  fan
pars, partis, partium (f.) part, piece
vitra oculāria, pl.
glasses n.b. this is a 3rd declension plural neuter adjective, used as a noun
objectus, ūs (obiectus, m. 4th declension) obstacle, object For object, rēs, reī / corpus, corpōris may also be used

New Sentences

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Latin English Notes
Raedam habeō. / Raeda mihi est. I have a car.
Raedam tuam vēndis. You sell your car.
Raeda patris caerulea est. Dad’s car is blue.
Birota rubra est. The bicycle is red.
Omnēs līberī birotās habent. All the children have bicycles.
Gāius computātrum emit. Gaius buys a computer.
Quīnque computātra habēmus. We have five computers.
Ubī est involūcrum? Where is the envelope?
Epistula in involūcrō est. The letter is in the envelope.
Pittacium in involūcrum pōnit. He puts a stamp on the envelope.
Pittacia emō. I buy stamps.
Mārcus oculāria gerit. Marcus wears glasses.
Lūcia sine oculāribus bene videt. Lucia sees well without glasses.
Oculāribus egent. They need glasses.
Pōculum aquae volō. I want a glass/cup of water.  
Septem pōcula lactis Seven glasses/ cups of milk
Calix vīnī. A glass of wine. (calix is perhaps a little fancier than poculum)
Calicem vīnī vult. He wants a glass of wine.  
Quid est objectus ille (rēs illa/ corpus illud) in viā? What is that object in the road?
Birota est dōnum meum. The bicycle is my gift.
Ventilātrum in fenestrā est. There is a fan in the window.
parva pars pānis a small piece of bread
Paula parvam partem pānis edit. Paula eats a small piece of bread.
Trēs partēs carnis sunt. There are three pieces of meat.


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Practice and learn the words and phrases in this lesson
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We’ll continue with more objects next lesson. Thank you to all who are following along with this course, and habeātis bonam fortūnam!