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From Proto-Italic *poomos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂po-ém- (taken off), from *h₂epo (off) (whence po-) + *h₁em- (take) (whence emō). [1] Confer the same thought in Ancient Greek καρπός (karpós).


pōmus f (genitive pōmī); second declension

  1. fruit
  2. fruit tree


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pōmus pōmī
genitive pōmī pōmōrum
dative pōmō pōmīs
accusative pōmum pōmōs
ablative pōmō pōmīs
vocative pōme pōmī

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  • pomus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pomus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “pomus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • pomus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill