certamen

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin certāmen (contest).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

certamen (uncountable)

  1. a team competition in which contestants answer questions about classical history, culture, and mythology, and the Latin language.

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

certamen m (plural certàmens)

  1. contest, competition

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From certō (struggle, contend) +‎ -men (noun-forming suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

certāmen n (genitive certāminis); third declension

  1. A contest, struggle, strife.
  2. A battle, engagement, combat.
    • 1st Timothy, 6:12
      certa bonum certamen
      Fight the good fight
  3. An object contended for, prize.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative certāmen certāmina
genitive certāminis certāminum
dative certāminī certāminibus
accusative certāmen certāmina
ablative certāmine certāminibus
vocative certāmen certāmina

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • certamen in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • certamen in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “certamen”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • certamen” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • gymnastic contests: certamina gymnica
    • party-strife: certamen partium
    • to engage in the fight: in certamen descendere
    • single combat: certamen singulare
    • to challenge some one to single combat: povocare aliquem ad certamen singulare

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin certāmen

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castellano) IPA(key): /θeɾˈta.men/
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /seɾˈta.men/

Noun[edit]

certamen m (plural certámenes)

  1. competition