planum

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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin plānum.

Noun[edit]

planum

  1. (astronomy, planetology, planetography, astrogeography, astrogeology) an elevated plain or plateau on a moon or planet

Coordinate terms[edit]

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin plānum (level ground, plain).

Noun[edit]

planum (plural plana)

  1. (anatomy) any flat surface

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From plānus (flat, even, level).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

plānum n (genitive plānī); second declension

  1. a plain, level ground

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative plānum plāna
Genitive plānī plānōrum
Dative plānō plānīs
Accusative plānum plāna
Ablative plānō plānīs
Vocative plānum plāna

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Old French: plain
  • Italian: piano
  • Ibero-Romance:
    • Old Galician-Portuguese: chão
    • Spanish: llano (see there for further descendants)
  • Borrowings:

References[edit]

  • van der Sijs, Nicoline, editor (2010), “plein”, in Etymologiebank, Meertens Institute
  • planum”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • planum 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)
  • planum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to demonstrate, make a thing clear: aliquid planum facere (Ad Herenn. 2. 5)