Talk:-ment

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Etymology[edit]

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 24.68.92.251 (talkcontribs) at 2008-07-29T11:24:35.

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)