Questions tagged [neologism]
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Looking for a translation of "end credits"
End credits are a namelist shown at the end of a video work. I am looking for an expression for it that is short enough for lyrics. I wonder if index finalis ("final list") is accurate and ...
Compounds in -ια and -σις
I greatly enjoy finding properly constructed (i.e. non hybrid grammatically ancient) equivalents to pseudo-classic neologisms. That is the background. I was wondering what the proper translation would ...
How to say "money laundering" in Latin?
How does one say "money laundering" or "to launder money" in Latin? Latin does have words for different types of money (St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica II-II q. 32 a. 7 co.): ...
What is the meaning of praeprimis?
I came across the word "praeprimis" when reading some 17th century Latin (Experimenta nova, Otto von Guericke, b. 4 ch. 15 ). To my best guess, it's a combination of "praecipue" ...
How do you say ‘switch’ (noun) in Latin?
I am trying to figure out a good way to express switch in a Latin, such as a light switch or in my case, a figurative switch: a list of boolean selectors to choose from. Creating a nōmen actiōnis ...
Creating place names from Latin verbs?
Latin words like crematorium and vomitorium seem to be made from verb + -torium Is there a pattern to this I can follow for arbitrary verbs? Furor + -torium = furotorium Or Farcio + -torium = ...
Create new word: super + portare
I want to create a new word by analogy to "support" with the prefix super-. According to Google the modern English word "support" comes from Latin supportare and is composed of sub-...
Origin of the neologism "radiodrome"
In the Wikipedia entry of the term "radiodrome" for a pursuit curve, there arose a question about its original intended meaning: ῥᾴδιος+δρόμος, or radius+δρόμος. I have been unable to find ...
Are there any general rules for creating 'proper' Latin neologisms, beyond matching gender, number, and case?
For the sake of this question, I'm going to be using this definition of neologism, "A newly coined word or phrase." From my understanding, the loose etymology of this word is the French neo plus Greek ...
What can be used as a Latin word for "Meltdown" (in the sense used for people with Autism)?
I have a lesser form of Autism (that generally doesn't really manifest much unless people actually live with me or in specific situations) and sometimes I can have a meltdown. I write a journal in ...
Is there a New Latin word for Cyborg?
Good day! Originally “cyborg” came from English cybernetic organism. In Latin that would of course be organismus cyberneticus. Given the mouthful of that, it is no wonder that people tend to simply ...
How do you say "online" and "offline" in Latin?
Good day! How would you go about saying the expression "online" or "offline" in Latin? Maybe something like Portuguese Conectado and Desconectado (connected and disconnected)? Couldn't find it ...
How to translate "by means of utterance"?
If I in a philosophy paper wish to say that a statement renders itself meaningless/contradictory "in utterance" or "by means of utterance" (i.e. upon being uttered), is there a way to do this? ...
How do you translate 'preferring man' into Latin as 'wise man' is translated into Homo sapiens?
My initial try was “Homo Praeferens”. What I mean by 'preferring man' is that we can always find the most favorite from a set of alternatives, which is the finding from my behavioral study. I think it ...
What is a "robot" in Latin?
I read in Wikipedia the word robotum and robotor. Also, there is automaton, and androides. I don't see such a word in the [short online version of the] Lexicon Recentis Latinatis by the Vatican (which ...
Latin for a "control knob"
What is an appropriate Latin word for a knob that controls something else, such as a volume control knob, a light dimmer, the tuning control on a radio, the temperature control knob on a space heater, ...
Word construction like "philanthropist" but regarding silence instead of humankind?
What would be the Latin/English term for somebody who loves silence? Featuring phil(e) as pre- or suffix. Like ... silenciophile? That maybe makes "some sense" - but I've no idea if it is correct or ...
Suffix counterpart of klepto-?
I'm trying to come up with a suffix counterpart to the prefix klepto- (basically meaning "related to theft"), seeing that no such thing exists (and thus what I'm doing is technically neologism). For ...
What would be the etymologically Greek spelling of 'misogynoir'?
I asked this at another language Stack Exchange but was directed to here instead. I wasn't too sure how best to phrase the title of this question, so hope I can better explain it in this body. For ...
Coining a word for "to make hill-shaped"
What would be a good way to coin an English word for "to make hill-shaped", so it conforms to our traditions for drawing upon classical roots? One possibility is "collify", with "collification" for ...
Latin prefix to describe the wiping out of robots
Does the "gen" from "genocide" come from "genus" as in "race"? If so, what Latin prefix should one use to describe the wiping out of robots? I can't say "codacide" can I? Automatacide?