monumentum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

monumentum n (genitive monumentī); second declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

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

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References[edit]

  • 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 Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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