adamas

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See also: Adamas, adamás, adāmas, and adāmās

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀδάμας (adámas, invincible), either from ἀ- (a-, not) + δαμνάω (damnáō, conquer) or of Semitic origin.

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Noun[edit]

adamās m (genitive adamantis); third declension

  1. Adamant; the hardest steel or iron; diamond; an object made of adamant.
  2. Anything which is inflexible, firm or lasting.
  3. (figuratively, of one's character) Hard, unyielding, inexorable.

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative adamās adamantēs
Genitive adamantis adamantum
Dative adamantī adamantibus
Accusative adamantem adamantēs
Ablative adamante adamantibus
Vocative adamās adamantēs

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References[edit]

  • adamas in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • adamas in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • adamas in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • adamas in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • adamas in Harry Thurston Peck, editor, Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin adamās, from Ancient Greek ἀδάμας (adámas). Compare adamant.

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Noun[edit]

adamas

  1. (rare) adamant, adamantine (valuable gemstone)
  2. (rare) A natural magnet; magnetite.

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Verb[edit]

adamas

  1. Informal second-person singular () present indicative form of adamar.