damnum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin damnum.

Noun[edit]

damnum (uncountable)

  1. (law) harm; detriment

Related terms[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dh₂pnom (expense, investment), from the root *deh₂p-, whence also daps (sacrificial meal, feast).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

damnum n (genitive damnī); second declension

  1. damage or injury
  2. (financial) loss
  3. a fine

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative damnum damna
genitive damnī damnōrum
dative damnō damnīs
accusative damnum damna
ablative damnō damnīs
vocative damnum damna

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References[edit]

  • Lewis & Short, A Latin Dictionary
  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 161