menton

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See also: Menton and mentón

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Doublet of mentum.

Noun[edit]

menton (plural mentons)

  1. (anatomy) The lowest point of the chin / mandibular symphysis

Derived terms[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

menton

  1. accusative singular of mento

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French menton, mentun, from Vulgar Latin *mentō (accusative *mentōnem), from Classical Latin mentum.[1] Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *men- (to project). Compare Occitan menton, Catalan mentó, Romansch mintun.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɑ̃.tɔ̃/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

menton m (plural mentons)

  1. chin

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert; Dubois, Jean; Mitterand, Henri (1964) Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique et historique, Paris: Librairie Larousse, page 458

Further reading[edit]


Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan, from Vulgar Latin *mentō (accusative *mentōnem), from Classical Latin mentum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

menton m (plural mentons)

  1. chin

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *mentō (accusative *mentōnem), from Classical Latin mentum.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

menton m (oblique plural mentons, nominative singular mentons, nominative plural menton)

  1. chin
  2. (by extension) chinguard (of a helmet)

Descendants[edit]

  • French: menton
  • Spanish: mentón

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert; Jean Dubois; Henri Mitterand (1971). Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique et historique. Paris: Réferences Larousse, →ISBN, p. 458