Family Members Vocabulary in Latin

Family is one of the most important things in life. They are the people who love and support us no matter what. That’s why it’s important to know the vocabulary for family members.

Immediate family:

  • mater (mother)
  • pater (father)
  • genitor (parent)
  • filius (son)
  • filia (daughter)
  • frater (brother)
  • soror (sister)
  • maritus (husband)
  • uxor (wife)

Extended family:

  • avus (grandfather)
  • avia (grandmother)
  • patruus (paternal uncle)
  • amita (paternal aunt)
  • patrueles (cousins)
  • nepos (nephew)
  • neptis (niece)
  • cognatus (brother-in-law)
  • cognata (sister-in-law)
  • socer (father-in-law)
  • socrus (mother-in-law)
  • gener (son-in-law)
  • nurus (daughter-in-law)

Here are some examples of how to use this vocabulary in sentences:

  • Mea mater est magistra. (My mother is a teacher.)
  • Mei aviae in villa vivunt. (My grandparents live in the countryside.)
  • Fratres mei sunt valde amici. (My brothers are very friendly.)

Learning this Latin vocabulary for family members will help you understand historical and academic texts related to Roman culture and society.

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