-mentum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from the Latin suffix -menta in collective nouns like armenta (herd, flock). Latin -menta from Proto-Indo-European *-mn̥teh₂ (*-mn̥ + *-teh₂).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-mentum (plural -menta)

  1. instrument, medium, or result of; e.g. monumentum

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative -mentum -menta
Genitive -mentī -mentōrum
Dative -mentō -mentīs
Accusative -mentum -menta
Ablative -mentō -mentīs
Vocative -mentum -menta

Descendants[edit]

  • Aromanian: -mintu
  • Asturian: -mientu
  • Basque: -mendu
  • Catalan: -ment
  • Dutch: -ment
  • English: -ment
  • Franco-Provençal: -ment
  • Old French: -ment
  • Friulian: -ment
  • Galician: -mento

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean Haudry, L'indo-européen