pensum

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin pēnsum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɛnsɔm/, [ˈpʰɛnsɔm]

Noun[edit]

pensum n (singular definite pensummet, plural indefinite pensa)

  1. syllabus, curriculum
  2. task, assignment
  3. examination requirements

Inflection[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin pēnsum. Doublet of poids, which was inherited.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pensum m (plural pensums)

  1. (archaic) punishment (at school); lines (UK)
  2. chore

Further reading[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Neuter of past participle of pendō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pēnsum n (genitive pēnsī); second declension

  1. weight (of wool to be handed over as part of daily work)
  2. task

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pēnsum pēnsa
genitive pēnsī pēnsōrum
dative pēnsō pēnsīs
accusative pēnsum pēnsa
ablative pēnsō pēnsīs
vocative pēnsum pēnsa

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • pensum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pensum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “pensum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • pensum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • pensum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin pēnsum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɛnsɔm/, [ˈpʰɛnsɔm]

Noun[edit]

pensum

  1. syllabus, curriculum
  2. task, assignment
  3. examination requirements

Inflection[edit]