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Alternative forms[edit]


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



monumentum n (genitive monumentī); second declension

  1. reminder, memorial
  2. monument
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 6.195:
      haec hominum monumenta patent
      These monuments of men are evident.
  3. tomb, burial place


Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative monumentum monumenta
Genitive monumentī monumentōrum
Dative monumentō monumentīs
Accusative monumentum monumenta
Ablative monumentō monumentīs
Vocative monumentum monumenta

Derived terms[edit]


(From variants monimentum and molimentum)

  • Balkan Romance:
    • Aromanian: murmintu, mãrmintu
    • Megleno-Romanian: murmint
    • Romanian: mormânt
  • Northern Gallo-Romance:


  • 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
  • monumentum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • monumentum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, 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