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From monēre (to remind) +‎ -mentum (noun suffix).



monumentum n (genitive monumentī); second declension

  1. reminder, memorial
  2. monument
  3. tomb, burial place


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative monumentum monumenta
genitive monumentī monumentōrum
dative monumentō monumentīs
accusative monumentum monumenta
ablative monumentō monumentīs
vocative monumentum monumenta



  • monumentum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • monumentum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “monumentum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • monumentum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • written records; documents: litterae ac monumenta or simply monumenta
    • to borrow instances from history: exempla petere, repetere a rerum gestarum memoria or historiarum (annalium, rerum gestarum) monumentis
    • to study historical records, read history: evolvere historias, litterarum (veterum annalium) monumenta
    • ancient history: veterum annalium monumenta
    • to erect a building, a monument: exstruere aedificium, monumentum
  • monumentum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • monumentum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin