examen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, the tongue of a balance, examination; for exagmen, from exigere to weigh accurately, to treat: compare French examen. See exact.

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examen (plural examens)

  1. (obsolete) examination; inquiry
    • William Cowper
      For this reason I decline answering the question with which you concluded your last, and cannot persuade myself to enter into a critical examen of the two pieces upon Lord Mansfield's loss []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Catalan[edit]

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Borrowed from Latin exāmen. Compare the inherited eixam.

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examen m (plural exàmens)

  1. exam, test

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin exāmen.

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examen n (plural examens or examina, diminutive examentje n)

  1. examination

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin exāmen. Doublet of essaim.

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Noun[edit]

examen m (plural examens)

  1. exam, test

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ex- (out) +‎ agō (I drive) +‎ -men (instrumental suffix).

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Noun[edit]

exāmen n (genitive exāminis); third declension

  1. swarm of bees; crowd
  2. tongue of a balance
  3. a consideration, an examining

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative exāmen exāmina
genitive exāminis exāminum
dative exāminī exāminibus
accusative exāmen exāmina
ablative exāmine exāminibus
vocative exāmen exāmina

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References[edit]

  • examen in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • examen in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • EXAMEN in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • examen” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • examen in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • examen in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin, French exāmen.

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Noun[edit]

examen n (plural examene)

  1. exam, examination, test

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Romansch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin exāmen.

Noun[edit]

examen m (plural examens)

  1. exam

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin exāmen. Compare the inherited doublet enjambre.

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Noun[edit]

examen m (plural exámenes)

  1. exam, examination

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin exāmen.

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examen c

  1. exam
  2. graduation
  3. degree
    Den sökande bör ha en examen i ekonomi
    The applicant should have a degree in economics.

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