impedimenta

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin impedimenta, circa 1600. Compare impediment.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪmˌpɛdɪˈmɛntæ/

Noun[edit]

impedimenta pl

  1. Equipment intended for an activity that serves as more of a hindrance than a help, especially military baggage.
    • 1949: George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, p20
      Games impedimenta — hockey-sticks, boxing-gloves, a burst football, a pair of sweaty shorts turned inside out — lay all over the floor, and on the table there was a litter of dirty dishes and dog-eared exercise-books.
  2. plural form of impedimentum

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ impedimenta” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

impedīmenta

  1. nominative plural of impedīmentum
  2. accusative plural of impedīmentum
  3. vocative plural of impedīmentum