Ament

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French moment, in part through German Moment (itself from the French). Ultimately from Latin momentum.

Loss of initial m- probably through rebracketing of such collocations as am Ament, an deem Ament; compare German im Moment (at the moment), in dem Moment (at that moment). The exact form Ament then through influence by synonymous Abléck (literally glance of the eye).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈmænt/, [ɑˈmænt]

Noun[edit]

Ament m (plural Amenter)

  1. moment
    Kanns du een Ament waarden, wann ech glift.
    Can you wait one moment, please.