pensum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pensum. Doublet of peso.

Noun[edit]

pensum (plural pensums)

  1. (dated) A task or imposition set as a school punishment.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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]

Borrowed 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

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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

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pēnsum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɛnsɔm/, [ˈpʰɛnsɔm]

Noun[edit]

pensum n (definite singular pensumet, indefinite plural pensa or pensumer, definite plural pensaene or pensuma or pensumene)

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

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pēnsum.

Noun[edit]

pensum n (definite singular pensumet, indefinite plural pensum, definite plural pensuma)

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

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