adamas

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See also: Adamas, adamás, adāmas, and adāmās

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

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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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • adamas in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • adamas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “adamas”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • adamas” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • adamas in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

adamas

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