stagnum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *stag- (to seep drip), source of Ancient Greek στάζω (stázō, to drip). Conversely, possibly related to Ancient Greek τέναγος (ténagos).

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stagnum n (genitive stagnī); second declension

  1. pond, swamp, fen; any piece of standing water
  2. (poetic) waters
  3. (poetic) any pool or lake in general
    Stagnum ignis.
    A lake of fire.
  4. Alternative form of stannum.

Usage notes[edit]

Although often mentioned in dictionaries, the use of the spelling stagnum as a form of stannum (tin) is unattested in Classical or Late Latin. It is perhaps a later Italiante respelling of that word.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative stagnum stagna
genitive stagnī stagnōrum
dative stagnō stagnīs
accusative stagnum stagna
ablative stagnō stagnīs
vocative stagnum stagna

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