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From Proto-Italic *kolamen, from Proto-Indo-European *kelH-. Doublet of culmen.[1]



columen n (genitive columinis); third declension

  1. pillar, column
  2. peak, summit, zenith


Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative columen columina
Genitive columinis columinum
Dative columinī columinibus
Accusative columen columina
Ablative columine columinibus
Vocative columen columina


  • columen in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • columen in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • columen in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • columen in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • columen in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  1. ^ Baldi, Philip, The Foundations of Latin, page 244, De Gruyter Mouton, reprint 2010 edition, originally published 1999.