impedimentum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From impedio +‎ -mentum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

impedīmentum n (genitive impedīmentī); second declension

  1. impediment, hindrance
    Synonyms: obstāculum, mora
  2. (usually in the plural) luggage, equipage
    Synonyms: sarcina, vasum
    • Caesar, de Bello Gallico VII, 10:
      Duabus Agendici legionibus atque impedimentis totius exer citus (exercitus) relictis ad Boios proficiscitur
      having left two legions and the luggage of the entire army in Agendicum, he departures to the Boii

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative impedīmentum impedīmenta
Genitive impedīmentī impedīmentōrum
Dative impedīmentō impedīmentīs
Accusative impedīmentum impedīmenta
Ablative impedīmentō impedīmentīs
Vocative impedīmentum impedīmenta

Descendants[edit]

  • Old French: *empedement (only attested once in the IXth Century in the plural under the form *empedementz)
  • Italian: impedimento
  • Piedmontese: impediment

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