-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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean Haudry, L'indo-européen