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From detero.


dētrīmentum n (genitive dētrīmentī); second declension

  1. harm, loss, damage
  2. defeat
  3. detriment
    • 100 BCE – 44 BCE, Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico 1.44
      Amicitiam populi Romani sibi ornamento et praesidio, non detrimento esse oportere, atque se hac spe petisse.
      That the friendship of the Roman people ought to prove to him an ornament and a safeguard, not a detriment; and that he sought it with that expectation.


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dētrīmentum dētrīmenta
genitive dētrīmentī dētrīmentōrum
dative dētrīmentō dētrīmentīs
accusative dētrīmentum dētrīmenta
ablative dētrīmentō dētrīmentīs
vocative dētrīmentum dētrīmenta



  • detrimentum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • detrimentum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • detrimentum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to suffer loss, harm, damage: detrimentum capere, accipere, facere
    • to make good, repair a loss or injury: damnum or detrimentum sarcire (not reparare)
    • let the consuls take measures for the protection of the state: videant or dent operam consules, ne quid res publica detrimenti capiat (Catil. 1. 2. 4)
    • with great loss: magno cum detrimento