If you are a teacher, priest, student, historian, biologist, linguistics researcher or you simply have a passion for Latin, then this small utility might come in handy.
Even though nowadays the usage of the Latin language is restricted to only a few science areas, it is still an important legacy left since ancient Roman times.
Simple and well-organized layout
jWords features a clean and intuitive GUI that enables you to quickly find the meaning of any Latin word. Unfortunately, it is limited to only look for words, so you are not able to translate Latin phrases with it.
Quick Latin word finder
jWords is an utility that contains a list of words based on William Whitaker's free Latin to English dictionary program written in Ada. This program contains the most complete Latin lexicon known until present.
To look up for a Latin word is as simple as a breeze, you just need to type the word in the dedicated dialog, then press the 'Search' button to reveal the results of your search. jWords not only displays the English equivalent of a Latin word, but also the German one, which makes it more useful.
Edit Latin words
From the 'Edit' menu of the application, you can edit or add words into the Latin dictionary database. To do this, you only need to enter the word, it's first, second and third stem, as well as it's German equivalent.
Accurate Latin dictionary
To sum up, the purpose of this software solution is to provide a simple method of learning and improving vocabulary for all Latin enthusiasts and amateurs. jWords' interface might not be appealing for most users but it certainly does what it's designed to do, which is to find an accurate English and German equivalent for Latin words.
Reviewed by Alexandra Savin, last updated on August 23rd, 2014
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Application descriptionjWords is a port of WORDS (by William Whitaker, a free latin-english dictionary program written in Ada), to Java. An e...