monstrum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From moneō (advise, warn) +‎ -trum (suffix forming instrument nouns).

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Noun[edit]

mōnstrum n (genitive mōnstrī); second declension

  1. a divine omen indicating misfortune, an evil omen, portent
  2. (metonymically) a monster, monstrosity, whether in size or character
  3. (figuratively) 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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References[edit]

  • monstrum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • monstrum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “monstrum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • monstrum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (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

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