cantamen

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cantō (sing) +‎ -men (noun-forming suffix), the former element being a frequentative of canō (sing).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cantāmen n (genitive cantāminis); third declension

  1. a spell, charm, incantation

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cantāmen cantāmina
genitive cantāminis cantāminum
dative cantāminī cantāminibus
accusative cantāmen cantāmina
ablative cantāmine cantāminibus
vocative cantāmen cantāmina

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • cantamen in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cantamen in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “cantamen”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • cantamen” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • cantamen in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016