mons

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See also: Mons, möns, and Mons.

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mōns ‎(mountain).

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Noun[edit]

mons ‎(plural montes)

  1. (obsolete, palmistry) One of the fleshy areas at the base of the fingers; a mount.
  2. The pubic mound or mons pubis. In human anatomy or in mammals in general, the mons pubis (Latin for "pubic mound"), also known as the mons veneris (Latin, mound of Venus) or simply the mons, is the adipose tissue lying above the pubic bone of adult females, anterior to the pubic symphysis. The mons pubis forms the anterior portion of the vulva.
  3. (astronomy, geology) A mountain or extinct volcano on a planet or a moon.
    Olympus Mons (Mars)
    Maxwell Montes (Venus).

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Determiner[edit]

mons

  1. (dialectal) masculine plural of mon

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

mons m

  1. plural of mon

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *men- ‎(mountain). (compare Old Breton monid, Breton menez, Cornish meneth, Welsh mynydd).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mōns m ‎(genitive montis); third declension

  1. mountain

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mōns montēs
genitive montis montium
dative montī montibus
accusative montem montēs
ablative monte montibus
vocative mōns montēs

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References[edit]

  • mons in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mons in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mons in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • wooded hills: montes vestiti silvis
    • the top of a mountain: summus mons
    • at the foot of the mountain: sub radicibus montis, in infimo monte, sub monte
    • to be shut in on all sides by very high mountains: altissimis montibus undique contineri
    • the town lies at the foot of a mountain: oppidum monti subiectum est
    • to run obliquely down the hill: obliquo monte decurrere
    • the Nile rushes down from very high mountains: Nilus praecipitat ex altissimis montibus
    • to hold a mountain: tenere montem (B. G. 1. 22)
    • to take up one's position on a mountain: consistere in monte
    • to occupy the foot of a hill: considere sub monte (sub montis radicibus)

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mons

  1. definite genitive singular of mo