elementum

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Noun[edit]

elementum n (genitive elementi); second declension

  1. (chemistry, physics) one of four elements that composed the world.
  2. basic principle, rudiment
  3. (in the plural) the alphabet

Usage notes[edit]

Most often used in the plural to refer collectively to the components.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative elementum elementa
genitive elementī elementōrum
dative elementō elementīs
accusative elementum elementa
ablative elementō elementīs
vocative elementum elementa

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References[edit]

  • elementum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • elementum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “elementum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • elementum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the elements: elementa; initia or principia rerum
    • the elements and first beginnings: elementa et tamquam semina rerum
    • to teach children the rudiments: pueros elementa (prima) docere
    • to receive the first elements of a liberal education: primis litterarum elementis imbui
    • the alphabet: litterae, elementa
  • elementum in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016