alimentum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from alō (I nourish, sustain) +‎ -mentum (instrument, medium).

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Noun[edit]

alimentum n (genitive alimentī); second declension

  1. food, nourishment, sustenance
    Synonyms: alimōnia, alimōnium
  2. obligation to one's parents

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative alimentum alimenta
Genitive alimentī alimentōrum
Dative alimentō alimentīs
Accusative alimentum alimenta
Ablative alimentō alimentīs
Vocative alimentum alimenta

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References[edit]

  • alimentum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • alimentum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • alimentum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette