instrumentum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From īnstruō (build, construct; arrange) +‎ -mentum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

īnstrūmentum n (genitive īnstrūmentī); second declension

  1. An instrument, tool, utensil
  2. (collective) supply, provision
  3. (general) paraphernalia, equipment
  4. records, documents

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative īnstrūmentum īnstrūmenta
genitive īnstrūmentī īnstrūmentōrum
dative īnstrūmentō īnstrūmentīs
accusative īnstrūmentum īnstrūmenta
ablative īnstrūmentō īnstrūmentīs
vocative īnstrūmentum īnstrūmenta

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References[edit]

  • instrumentum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • instrumentum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “instrumentum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • instrumentum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • instrumentum in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016