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changed the etymology from incorrect mentum to the correct mente, as mentum has no relation to ment, see http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=mentum —This unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) at 11:24, 29 July 2008 (UTC).
- I have changed the etymology back to the Latin -amentum. French has two distinct -ment's, one is the adverbial suffix coming from mente, and the other is the nominal suffix coming from -amentum. The English -ment came from the latter. Your source also supports it: see http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/-ment (-mentum and -amentum are the same). — TAKASUGI Shinji 01:51, 8 January 2009 (UTC)