Latin Crosswords

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

Monday, August 06, 2007

De Ulmo et Silere


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 Ulmo et Silere: The Elm and The Willow. 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:
amnis, aqua, assiduus, debilis, flectere, flumen, impetus, inconcussus, invalidus, irridere, levis, perfringere, proximus, ridere, ripa, robur, semel, siler, ulmus, unda
Click here to get the crossword puzzle to print and fill in.

Click here to get the crossword puzzle solution.

Here are the clues:


1 Stream, current
4 Neighboring, neighbor
6 Light, slight
8 Weak
10 Unshaken, steady
14 Bank
15 To mock at, scoff
16 River, stream
17 Willow, brook-willow


1 Water
2 Elm tree
3 To laugh
4 To break in half, break through
5 Regular, incessant
7 To bend, turn, bow
9 Powerless
11 Wave
12 Rush, attack, surge
13 Once, on one occasion
14 Strength, solidity, might

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