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From fruor (I use, enjoy) +‎ -mentum (instrumental suffix).



frūmentum n (genitive frūmentī); second declension

  1. corn (British usage), grain
    • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 29.4
      munire urbem, frumentum convehere, tela arma parare
      to strengthen the defences of the city, to accumulate stores of corn, to prepare a supply of weapons and armour


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative frūmentum frūmenta
genitive frūmentī frūmentōrum
dative frūmentō frūmentīs
accusative frūmentum frūmenta
ablative frūmentō frūmentīs
vocative frūmentum frūmenta

Related terms[edit]



  • frumentum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • frumentum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “frumentum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • frumentum” 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 corn is not yet ripe: frumenta in agris matura non sunt (B. G. 1. 16. 2)
    • to provide corn-supplies for the troops: frumentum providere exercitui
    • to procure a very large supply of corn: frumenti vim maximam comparare