Word Ways


Eric Tentarelli


Large word squares have been pursued in many languages, but large word squares in Latin appear to have remained unexplored, despite the form's origins in ancient Rome and despite the benefits offered by Latin inflectional endings. New word squares constructed in Latin are shown to surpass in size those created in other languages to date, most notably by attaining the holy grail of logology: the first known non-tautonymic ten-squares consisting entirely of solid, uncapitalized words in a single language. Additional results, also consisting entirely of solid, uncapitalized Latin words, include double eight-squares, a double nine-square, and eleven-squares.