-etum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a form of -tus (adjective-forming suffix) used as a neuter substantive representing location. This may have originated from a reanalysis of ante-classical olētum (olive yard) from ole(a) (olive tree) + -tum to ol(ea) + -ē̆tum. Compare to other neuters representing location: -ārius ~ -ārium, -īlis ~ -īle.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ētum n (genitive -ētī); second declension

(applied to noun stems)
  1. place of
  2. (of vegetation) A plantation or grove

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative -ētum -ēta
Genitive -ētī -ētōrum
Dative -ētō -ētīs
Accusative -ētum -ēta
Ablative -ētō -ētīs
Vocative -ētum -ēta

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