plurale tantum

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Pluraletantum

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /plʊˌɹɑleɪ̯ˈtɑntəm/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

plurale tantum (plural pluralia tantum)

  1. (grammar) A noun (in any specific sense) that has no singular form, such as scissors (in most usage).
    Roger wasn’t sure whether “jeans” was a true plurale tantum, since the word “jean” exists and describes a type of cloth.

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈplu.ra.le ˈtan.tum/, [ˈpɫ̪ʊ.ra.lɛ ˈt̪an̪.t̪ʊ̃ˑ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈplu.ra.le ˈtan.tum/, [ˈpluː.ra.lɛ ˈt̪an̪.t̪um]
  • (Vulgar) IPA(key): /ˈplu.ra.le ˈtan.tum/, [ˈplo.ra.le ˈtan.tõ]

Noun[edit]

plurale tantum n (genitive pluralis tantum); third declension

  1. plurale tantum

Declension[edit]

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

Case Singular Plural
Nominative plurale tantum pluralia tantum
Genitive pluralis tantum pluralium tantum
Dative pluralī tantum pluralibus tantum
Accusative plurale tantum pluralia tantum
Ablative pluralī tantum pluralibus tantum
Vocative plurale tantum pluralia tantum

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

plurale tantum m (plural pluralia tanta)

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