plurale tantum

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See also: Pluraletantum

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin plurale tantum (plural as such, plural only).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌplʊɚ.ə.leɪ ˈtæn.təm/, /ˌplɝ.ə.leɪ -/
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Noun[edit]

plurale tantum (plural pluralia tantum or (nonstandard) pluralia tanta)

  1. (grammar) A noun (either in certain of its senses or in all its senses) that does not generally have a singular form.
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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /pluːˈraː.le ˈtan.tum/, [pɫ̪uːˈräːɫ̪ɛ ˈt̪än̪t̪ʊ̃ˑ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /pluˈra.le ˈtan.tum/, [pluˈräːle ˈt̪än̪t̪um]

Noun[edit]

plūrāle tantum n (genitive plūrālis tantum); third declension

  1. plurale tantum

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, “pure” i-stem) with an indeclinable portion.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative plūrāle tantum plūrālia tantum
Genitive plūrālis tantum plūrālium tantum
Dative plūrālī tantum plūrālibus tantum
Accusative plūrāle tantum plūrālia tantum
Ablative plūrālī tantum plūrālibus tantum
Vocative plūrāle tantum plūrālia tantum

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Noun[edit]

plurale tantum m (plural pluralia tanta)

  1. (grammar) plurale tantum (a noun without a singular form)