legumen

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

legumen (plural legumens or legumina)

  1. Dated form of legume.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, but possibly connected to legere (to gather) because they can be scooped up in the hand. The second element is the common noun-forming suffix -men.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

legūmen n (genitive legūminis); third declension

  1. pulse, legume (leguminous plant)
  2. bean (plant)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative legūmen legūmina
genitive legūminis legūminum
dative legūminī legūminibus
accusative legūmen legūmina
ablative legūmine legūminibus
vocative legūmen legūmina

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