The Vulgate. Word frequency

The one hundred most frequently occuring words in the vulgate. I am a geek, and at times I do geek things. Anyway, I wrote a quick program to analize the vulgate text and came up with this list.

Words may have more than one meaning, and the list includes different instances of the same word in different forms, for example :- deus, dei, deo which are different declensions of the same word (deus).

I've left these in the list as it is an aid to reading the vulgate, and so as far as possible, I've given each an appropriate translation.

As you can see, this is a work in progress, which I will add to as the evenings draw in ...

Number Latin English Frequency
1 et and 52159
2 in in 23141
3 est is 8983
4 ad to,towards 7835
5 non not 7464
6 qui who 6901
7 eiushis, of his 5439
8 autem but,however 5334
9 de down from, from 4972
10 ut how, in what manner 4710
11 cum with 4226
12 dominus lord 3640
13 sunt they are 3438
14 super above, over 3272
15 eum him 3118
16 quÊ english 3096
17 quod english 2913
18 me me (acc and abl) 2899
19 quia because 2622
20 israÎl israel 2608
21 enim indeed 2516
22 eos english 2159
23 domini of the lord 2125
24 deus god 2124
25 si english 2020
26 per through 1954
27 eorum english 1947
28 ego I 1764
29 ei english 1740
30 filii english 1735
31 sed but 1695
32 ex out of, from 1654
33 haec english 1615
34 sicut just as 1611
35 omnes english 1573
36 dei of god 1514
37 eis english 1504
38 vos you (plural) 1490
39 dixit he/she said 1432
40 eo english 1419
41 tibi to you 1405
42 vobis to you (plural) 1385
43 ergo therefore 1337
44 mihi to me 1327
45 erat english 1287
46 terra earth 1270
47 ait he/she said 1265
48 ab english 1247
49 domino english 1228
50 usque english 1201
51 pro english 1181
52 rex king 1173
53 quam english 1164
54 terram english 1162
55 quoniam since 1145
56 filius english 1092
57 eam english 1080
58 ecce behold 1078
59 ne english 1071
60 tua english 1064
61 die english 1054
62 erit english 1019
63 dicit english 1007
64 quasi as if 1007
65 omnia english 1003
66 hoc english 996
67 nec english 981
68 nos english 976
69 suum english 963
70 mea english 957
71 suis english 944
72 tu you 943
73 tuum english 928
74 dicens english 926
75 contra opposite, fact to face 911
76 sum I am 860
77 quid english 855
78 suam english 847
79 meum english 845
80 jerusalem jerusalem 840
81 ipse english 833
82 suo english 829
83 erant english 820
84 tui of you 817
85 quoque also, too 808
86 se english 803
87 sua english 796
88 domine O Lord 794
89 omnis english 793
90 neque english 778
91 dominum english 775
92 illi to him 767
93 coram in the presence of 730
94 illis them, to them 729
95 quis english 719
96 fecit english 711
97 deo to or from god 701
98 domum english 699
99 propter on account of 695
100 quem english 695

A few illustrations of the above words (from the Vulgate)

Dixitque Dominus ad eum
Masculum et feminam creavit eos
Et dixit ad eos
Atque ita divisit eos Dominus ex illo loco in universas terras, et cessaverunt Êdificare civitatem
Nec poterat eos capere terra
eduxitque eum foras et ait illi suspice caelum et numera stellas si potes et dixit ei sic erit semen tuum
fecit ergo Noe omnia quae praeceperat illi Deus
benedixitque illis Deus et ait crescite et multiplicamini
gigantes autem erant super terram in diebus illis postquam enim ingressi sunt filii Dei ad filias hominum illaeque genuerunt isti sunt potentes a saeculo viri famosi
nostras illis dabimus

Again, these are a work in progress, and a digital aide memoire to remind me to finish adding examples for each word.

Eius. Seventh most frequently used word in the vulgate. Examples.

inspiravit in faciem eius spiraculum vitae.
He breathed into the face of him (his face) the breath of life.

rursusque peperit fratrem eius Abel
again she gave birth to the brother of him (his brother) Abel

Related links

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