Question by  HeatherB34 (15)

What is the Latin word for evil?

I need some assistance with Latin and translation to assist me with writing a paper.


Answer by  markmand (87)

The Latin word for "evil" is "malum". Malum is defined as an evil, wrongdoing, crime, or injustice. The plural would be "mala". The word is often used as a legal term (malum in se) defining certain offense that are inherantly wrong or evil suh as murder.


Answer by  Phil97 (569)

The Latin word for evil can be malus, -a, -um or improbus, -a, -um, both of which are first and second declension adjectives. To translate the adjective correctly, you need to know what the case number, and gender of the word it modifies.

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