-mentum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of momentum.

Suffix[edit]

-mentum

  1. (politics) Used in compounds with a candidate's name to indicate that their campaign is gaining momentum.
    Trumpmentum‎, Berniementum‎, Marcomentum

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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative -mentum -menta
genitive -mentī -mentōrum
dative -mentō -mentīs
accusative -mentum -menta
ablative -mentō -mentīs
vocative -mentum -menta

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean Haudry, L'indo-européen