-tum

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German -tuom, from Old High German -tuom, from Proto-Germanic *-dōmaz (-dom), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰóh₁mos (thing put). Cognate with English -dom, Dutch -dom, Swedish -dom.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tuːm/, [tʰuːm]

Suffix[edit]

-tum n, m (genitive -tums, plural -tümer, dative plural -tümern)

  1. A suffix used to derive abstract nouns: -dom.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “-tum” in: Friedrich Kluge, “Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache” , 22. Auflage, 1989, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, ISBN 3-11-006800-1

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From -tus (forming adjectives).

Suffix[edit]

-tum

  1. masculine accusative singular of -tus
  2. neuter nominative singular of -tus
  3. neuter accusative plural of -tus
  4. neuter vocative plural of -tus

Etymology 2[edit]

From -tus (forming nouns of action).

Suffix[edit]

-tī

  1. accusative singular of -tus