Suppose I want to write a math paper in Latin. I need to translate terms such as "manifold", "holomorphic", "martingale", etc.

The Latin Wikipedia only has a limited number of terms available and many Latin dictionaries don't have these kind of technical entries.

Nevertheless there are still some Latin papers out there such as this one.

  • Welcome and thanks for a good question! I'd be very much interested in any such dictionary, but I have been unable to find any kind of decent dictionary or word list. For what it's worth, I've also written a (soft) mathematical article in Latin but I haven't found a way to read formulas out loud yet. – Joonas Ilmavirta Jul 3 '17 at 13:29
  • Google, dictionaries (there are some online), you can purchase books of terms in latin for a specific scientific area or you can continue to ask in this site. – hexadecimal Jul 12 '17 at 13:37
  • Hi there - my background's mathematics (only pre-college greek and latin so not won't be able to help you on that!), and late to this question, however for what it's worth, and forgive if stating the obvious but for standard undergraduate level terminology as such as you mention, especially if compound, suspect you'll have to deconstruct the greek-'english' etymology and reconstruct for yourself. Many concepts will be straightforward given the prevalence of both greek (homo-auto-isomorphism/orthogonal/topos, the list could go on....) and latin (convolution etc..) for that matter – Mehness Sep 23 '18 at 16:57
  • (in-/convolution/convergence etc etc) suspect you'll have to write a lot of the dictionary yourself! Good luck if you do see this and if so would love to see the paper! – Mehness Sep 23 '18 at 16:58
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    Wouldn't a good translation of Newton's Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica ("Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy") have what you need? I would try that first. – Media Matella Lucretia Flores May 6 '19 at 18:48

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