argumentum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin argūmentum.

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or as in Latin

Noun[edit]

argumentum (plural argumenta)

  1. (chiefly formal, in law, logic, etc.) Used in numerous Latin phrases (and occasionally alone) in the sense of “appeal” or “argument”.
    • 1682: Sir Edward Coke, Argumentum anti-Normannicum, main title (John Darby)
      Argumentum anti-Normannicum: or, An argument proving, from ancient histories and records, that William, Duke of Normandy, made no absolute conquest of England by the sword; in the sense of our modern writers.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

arguō (I prove or demonstrate”, “I assert or allege) +‎ -mentum (instrument”, “medium”, “result of)

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Noun[edit]

argūmentum n (genitive argūmentī); second declension

  1. argument (as in an argument for a position); evidence, a proof
  2. a point, a theme
  3. a topic, thesis

Declension[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative argūmentum argūmenta
genitive argūmentī argūmentōrum
dative argūmentō argūmentīs
accusative argūmentum argūmenta
ablative argūmentō argūmentīs
vocative argūmentum argūmenta

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References[edit]

  • argūmentum in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • argūmentum” on page 160 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • “argūmentum” on page 168/1 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • “argumentum” on page 59/2 of Jan Frederik Niermeyer’s Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (1976)