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From Proto-Italic *poomos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂po-h₁ém-os (taken off), from *h₂epo (off) (whence po-) + *h₁em- (take) (whence emō). [1] Compare the same semantic development in Ancient Greek καρπός (karpós).



pōmus f (genitive pōmī); second declension

  1. fruit
  2. fruit tree



Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pōmus pōmī
Genitive pōmī pōmōrum
Dative pōmō pōmīs
Accusative pōmum pōmōs
Ablative pōmō pōmīs
Vocative pōme pōmī


  • Albanian: pemë
  • Aromanian: pom
  • English: pome
  • Italian: pomo
  • Megleno-Romanian: pom
  • Portuguese: pomo
  • Romanian: pom
  • Sicilian: pumu
  • Spanish: pomo
  • Catalan: poma
  • French: pomme


  • 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
  • pomus 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)
  • pomus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7)‎[1], Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN