Latin for Evil Man
(Seattle, WA, USA)
Dear Latin Teacher.
I'm a writer doing research, and I'm trying to find out what the Latin word for "evil man." I know the words (Malum, Vir), but I don't know the correct conjugation, or if there is a single word for these, if any.
I appreciate your help.
Most simply, use the adjective for evil in the masculine singular: Malus
= evil man.
If he very evil, perhaps Pessimus
, the superlative of malus
There are a host of other words in Latin to describe bad people. Some of my favorites are:furcifer
: a scoundrel, a roguecarnifex
: a butcher, murderer, executionerpravus
: a perverse, corrupt, vicious sort of person, i.e. born bad to the bone. Again the superlative is possible: pravissimus
You don't need to add vir
to any of these. furcifer
Hope this helps and thanks for asking a Latin teacher!