Latin Crosswords

Puzzles for Latin students and anyone interested in the ancient Greco-Roman world.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

De Avibus Scarabeos timentibus


I'm using some new crossword puzzle software (online, fast, easy) to create new puzzles to go with the new Aesop's fables I'm posting at

Today's fable at Latin Via Fables is De Avibus Scarabeos timentibus: Birds Frightened of Dung-Beetles. You can visit the Latin Via Fables page for this fable to see the Latin text, English translation and some grammar help.

Word List. Here is an alphabetical word list of the Latin words included in the puzzle:
aer, arcus, avis, hostis, iacere, ingenium, molimen, occidere, ops, passer, pila, pilaris, scarabeus, sterquilinium, terra, timor, trahere, vis, vix, volare
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Click here to get the crossword puzzle solution.

Here are the clues:


2 Enemy
6 To fly
7 Scarcely, barely
9 To kill, cut down
10 To hurl, throw
11 Bird
13 Ball
14 Dung-heap
15 Power, resources (pl.)
17 Effort, weight, bulk
18 Bow (as in bow-and-arrow)


1 Strength, force
3 To drag
4 Earth, ground
5 Fear
8 Beetle, dung-beetle
10 Talent, capacity
12 Ball (adjective)
13 Swallow (bird)
16 Air, atmosphere, sky

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