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Whitaker's Words Helper

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This extension uses the wonderful site designed by William Whitaker, to easily get detailed and accurate Latin definitions.

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Description from store As a Latin student myself I was often frustrated with constantly switching tabs to look up Latin vocabulary and I'm sure I wasn't the only one irritated by this. Wouldn't it be so much better if there was a way to look up words without switching tabs? This extension uses the wonderful application designed by the late William Whitaker (through a website set up by University Notre Dame) to seamlessly bring you Latin definitions while you're working, without ever needing you to leave the page you're working on. Carpe diem! How To Use: Using this extension is incredibly easy, all you have to is double click on a word and the definition will appear. If you want to look up many words at once you can either drag-highlight the words and then right click and select 'Get Latin Definitions' from the Whitaker's Words Helper menu, or double click and drag. The Whitaker's Words Helper right click menu now also has a 'Get Scansion' option that will scan the selected text for dactylic hexameter. Finally, if you want to disable the extension, click on the icon in the top left, next to the search bar and click the toggle to disable the extension. The original Whitaker's Words site can be found at http://www.archives.nd.edu/words.html. Copyright © 1993-2007 The scansion is provided by The Latin Macronizer at www.alatius.com/macronizer/. Copyright 2015-2017 Johan Winge.

Latest reviews

  • (2019-03-21) Sofya Gurel: super helpful for latin class 10/10
  • (2019-03-19) Christopher Zhou: So helpful. I wish I had this when I was taking Latin!
  • (2019-03-19) Matt G: Very Nice!
  • (2019-03-18) Samuel Cheever: Quite helpful!


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5.0 (4 votes)
Last update / version
2019-09-02 / 1.3
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