-men

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From men, plural of man.

Suffix[edit]

-men

  1. plural of -man
    horsemen, sportsmen; lawmen, newsmen; freemen, icemen, supermen; Scotsmen, Chinamen

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Proto-Indo-European *-mn̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-men n (genitive -minis); third declension

  1. forms neuter nouns of the third declension

Declension[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative -men -mina
Genitive -minis -minum
Dative -minī -minibus
Accusative -men -mina
Ablative -mine -minibus
Vocative -men -mina

Derived terms[edit]


Occitan[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-men

  1. Alternative form of -ment

Old Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin -mente.

Examples

lonc (long)
feminine lonja
adverb lonjamen (for a long time).

Suffix[edit]

-men

  1. Used to form adverbs, most of the time equivalent to the English -wise, -ly.