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A Lexicon of Saint Thomas Aquinas

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Dr. Deferrari brings his experience as a professor of Latin and Greek at the Catholic University of America to bear in this one-of-a-kind Latin lexicon. With the assistance of Sister M. Inviolata Barry and Ignatius McGuiness, OP, Dr. Deferrari analyzes every word in St. Thomas’ Summa Theologica. The work also includes analyses of words from other works of St. Thomas where helpful in filling out St. Thomas’ Latin vocabulary.

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  • Analysis of every word in St. Thomas’ Summa Theologica
  • Syntactical illustrations for each word
  • Reference to vocabulary in other works of Aquinas
  • Includes English definitions for each Latin word entry, along with a sample of use via a quotation from St. Thomas’ writing

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“anima intellectualis dicitur esse quasi quidam horizon et confinium corporeorum et incorporeorum” (Page 247)

“(d), amor animalis sive carnalis sive carnis sive sensitivus and amor rationalis sive spiritualis sive intellectualis,” (Page 58)

“(b), amor amicitiae sive benevolentiae and amor concupiscentiae” (Page 58)

“logical order it is species, idea, exemplar, and imago.” (Page 433)

This is an epoch-making work . . . In view of the emphasis placed by the Code of Canon Law [1947] on the study by seminarians of St. Thomas’ philosophy and theology in their Latin texts, this monumental work has brilliant significance.

—Fr. Ignatius Smith, OP, from the Preface

  • Title: A Lexicon of Saint Thomas Aquinas
  • Editor: Roy J. Deferrari
  • Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
  • Publication Date: 1948
  • Pages: 1,186

Roy J. Deferrari (1890–1969) was an administrator and professor of classics at the Catholic University of America. Born in Massachusetts, Deferrari attended Princeton University, earning a PhD in 1915. Dr. Deferrari taught classics at Princeton until World War I when he served in a US Army aero squadron. After the war, Deferrari became a professor of Greek and Latin at the Catholic University of America. Dr. Deferrari was eventually appointed secretary general of the university, a position he kept until his retirement in 1960. Dr. Deferrari also published an English translation of the Collected Letters of Saint Basil.


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