mons

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mōns (mountain).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mons (plural montes)

  1. (obsolete, palmistry) One of the fleshy areas at the base of the fingers; a mount.
  2. The pubic mound or mons pubis. In human anatomy or in mammals in general, the mons pubis (Latin for "pubic mound"), also known as the mons veneris (Latin, mound of Venus) or simply the mons, is the adipose tissue lying above the pubic bone of adult females, anterior to the pubic symphysis. The mons pubis forms the anterior portion of the vulva.
  3. (astronomy, geology) Used by planetary geologists to refer to mountains or extinct volcanoes on planets and moons.
    Olympus Mons (Mars)
    Maxwell Montes (Venus).

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

mons

  1. plural form of mon

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *mon- (mountain). (cf. Old Irish monid, Breton menez, Cornish meneth, Welsh mynydd).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mōns m (genitive montis); third declension

  1. mountain

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, variation of i-stem base with two consonants (3:B2C). Third declension i-stem.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mōns montēs
genitive montis montium
dative montī montibus
accusative montem montēs
montīs
ablative monte montibus
vocative mōns montēs

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mons

  1. definite genitive singular of mo