Latin Crosswords

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

Thursday, September 06, 2007

De Cochlea


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 Cochlea petente ab Iove ut suam domum secum ferre posset: About the Snail, petitioning Zeus so that she could carry her house along with her. 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:
circumferre, cochlea, domus, elargire, exordium, exposcere, ferre, fugere, gravis, malle, malus, molestus, mundus, munus, onus, petere, posse, vicinitas, vicinus, vitare
Click here to get the crossword puzzle to print and fill in.

Click here to get the crossword puzzle solution.

Here are the clues:


2 To avoid, shun, evade
7 Weight, burden
8 Snail
10 Bad, wicked
12 To carry around
13 House, home
16 To request, ask for
17 Gift
18 To beg, entreat, ask for
19 Weighty, heavy, burdensome


1 Nearby, neighboring, neighbor
3 To bestow freely, distribute
4 Annoying, tiresome
5 To prefer, wish more
6 Proximity, neighborhood
9 Beginning, introduction
10 World, universe
11 To flee, run away from, shun
14 To be able to
15 To carry, bear

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