monstrum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*men-

From moneō ‎(advise, warn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mōnstrum n ‎(genitive mōnstrī); second declension

  1. an evil omen
  2. a monster, monstrosity
  3. (by extension) a thing that evokes fear and wonder

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mōnstrum mōnstra
genitive mōnstrī mōnstrōrum
dative mōnstrō mōnstrīs
accusative mōnstrum mōnstra
ablative mōnstrō mōnstrīs
vocative mōnstrum mōnstra

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • monstrum” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • monstrum” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) extravagant fictions of fancy: opinionum commenta, ineptiae, monstra, portenta
    • (ambiguous) marvellous ideas; prodigies: monstra or portenta
    • (ambiguous) it is incredible: monstra dicis, narras

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mǒnstrum/
  • Hyphenation: mon‧strum

Noun[edit]

mònstrum m ‎(Cyrillic spelling мо̀нструм)

  1. monster

Declension[edit]