I'm currently searching for a big list of machine readable latin words. I need it in a (.txt) file and preferably no definitions with the words, and each word be on a different line. For example:

...and so on...

Does anyone know where I could find something like this or does someone have it? If you know of one with definitions, the would have to be commonly separated like with a colon:

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    I started to write an answer but then realized this was a waste of time, because it was based om my Google search for 'latin word list'. You can do the same. There are plenty.
    – user4293
    Commented Dec 15, 2016 at 8:43
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    What is a big list? Please give numbers.
    – user4293
    Commented Dec 15, 2016 at 8:44
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    If you need a list without definitions, why the colon requirement for a list 'with'? Any separator will do, because you can simply change it to a colon in any text editor.
    – user4293
    Commented Dec 15, 2016 at 8:45
  • Are you interested in word lists as words are used in classical texts (so including conjugations and declensions), or the only the root form of the word? An example: (A) only aqua, or (B) aqua, aquae, aquam, etc.
    – philshem
    Commented Dec 17, 2016 at 18:22
  • en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Index:Latin may or may not be helpful
    – user3856
    Commented Dec 17, 2016 at 19:20

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You can get 8600 Latin words from Latin wikitionary or 879.898 Latin words from English wiktionary using PetScan. You can change output to csv or tsv in the "Output" tab.


I haven't found any ready lists with just Latin words in txt format, but you can parse these lists to extract the Latin words from them:

  • Dickinson College: LATIN CORE VOCABULARY. Terms of use: "(...) Dickinson College Commentaries by Dickinson College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (CC BY-SA)."
  • Bill Casselman: Latin dictionary. Terms of use: contact the author.
  • The Latin Dictionary: Index. Terms: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License.

You could also check out https://www.wordgamedictionary.com/word-lists/

They have tons of different word lists for multiple languages.

  • That's a Scrabble word-list site with no foreign languages, not to mention Latin.
    – philshem
    Commented Jan 21, 2017 at 18:13

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