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DCC Core Latin

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A list of Latin language vocabulary compiled by a variety of researchers and hosted by the Dickinson College Commentaries (DCC) http://dcc.dickinson.edu/. Further details about the list and how it was compiled can be found at http://dcc.dickinson.edu/vocab/core-vocabulary. In short, many scholars have compiled and documented a list of the most common core vocabulary words in Latin (a separate one in Greek is also available) based on their frequency of appearance in extant works. This becomes a tremendously handy tool when attempting to learn and master a language. It is a truly impressive fact that, simply by knowing that if one can memorize and master about 250 words in Latin, it will allow them to read and understand 50% of most written Latin. Further, knowledge of 1,500 Latin words will put one at the 80% level of vocabulary mastery for most texts. Mastering even a very small list of vocabulary allows one to read a large variety of texts very comfortably. Fortunately this particular list will help in accomplishing exactly that.

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Headword dōnō -āre
Definitions present with a gift (+ acc. of person and abl. of thing)
Part of Speech Verb: 1st Conjugation
Semantic Group Social Life
Frequency Rank 606
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Headword cōnor cōnārī cōnātus sum
Definitions try, attempt
Part of Speech Verb: Deponent
Semantic Group Making/Doing
Frequency Rank 905
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Headword vīvō vīvere vīxī vīctum
Definitions live
Part of Speech Verb: 3rd Conjugation -ō
Semantic Group Life and Being
Frequency Rank 156
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