mensis

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Italic *mēnsis, extended from *mēns, from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s (moon, month), probably from *meh₁- (to measure), referring to the moon's phases as the measure of time. Cognate with Ancient Greek μήν (mḗn), μήνη (mḗnē), English month, Scots moneth (month), Lithuanian mėnesis (month), North Frisian muunt (month), Saterland Frisian Mound (month), Dutch maand (month), German Low German Maand, Monat (month), German Monat (month), Danish måned (month), Swedish månad (month), Icelandic mánuði (month), Armenian ամիս (amis), Old Irish , Old Church Slavonic мѣсѧць (měsęcĭ).

Noun[edit]

mēnsis m (genitive mēnsis); third declension

  1. A month.
Inflection[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mēnsis mēnsēs
Genitive mēnsis mēnsium
Dative mēnsī mēnsibus
Accusative mēnsem mēnsēs
mēnsīs
Ablative mēnse mēnsibus
Vocative mēnsis mēnsēs
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

mēnsīs m

  1. accusative plural of mēnsis

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

mēnsīs f

  1. dative/ablative plural of mēnsa

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

mēnsīs

  1. dative/ablative masculine/feminine/neuter plural of mēnsus

Noun[edit]

mēnsīs m

  1. dative/ablative plural of mēnsus

References[edit]

  • mensis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mensis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mensis in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • mensis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to hold out for four months: obsidionem quattuor menses sustinere
    • (ambiguous) the intercalary year (month, day): annus (mensis, dies) intercalaris
  • mensis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mensis in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin