The English word "lonely" has at least a couple different uses. A person can be lonely — we all know, and have probably felt, this meaning of the word. But also a place can be lonely. A lot of people refer to NYC and London as lonely cities.
I wanted to know, what are the different Latin words for "lonely", and what are their different connotations? I have come up with two candidates myself, solum and desertum, and I'm wondering whether solum is better suited to people or things, and desertum to places.
Is there a Latin word that has connotations similar to the English "lonely", e.g. sadness?