mensis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s (moon, month), probably from Proto-Indo-European *mê- (to measure), referring to the moon's phases as the measure of time. Cognate with Ancient Greek μήν (mḗn), μήνη (mḗne), English month; Scots moneth (month); North Frisian muunt (month); Saterland Frisian Mound (month), Dutch maand (month); German Low German Maand, Monat (month); German Monat (month); Danish måned (month); Swedish månad (month); Icelandic mánuði (month); Armenian ամիս (amis); Old Irish ; Old Church Slavonic мѣсѧць (měsęcĭ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mēnsis m (genitive mēnsis); third declension

  1. month
Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mēnsis mēnsēs
genitive mēnsis mēnsium
dative mēnsī mēnsibus
accusative mēnsem mēnsēs
mēnsīs
ablative mēnse mēnsibus
vocative mēnsis mēnsēs
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of mēnsa (table).

Noun[edit]

mēnsa

  1. dative plural of mēnsa
  2. ablative plural of mēnsa

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, W. Sidney (second edition, 1978). VOX LATINA - The Pronunciation Of Classical Latin. Cambridge University Press. p. 28. ISBN 0-521-37936-9.