pumex

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)poH(y)- (foam). Related to spūma.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pūmex m or f (genitive pūmicis); third declension

  1. a pumice stone
  2. pumice
  3. any porous rock

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pūmex pūmicēs
Genitive pūmicis pūmicum
Dative pūmicī pūmicibus
Accusative pūmicem pūmicēs
Ablative pūmice pūmicibus
Vocative pūmex pūmicēs

Descendants[edit]

  • English: pumice
  • French: ponce
  • Galician: pómes
  • Old High German: pumiz
  • Italian: pomice
  • Occitan: pomessa
  • Polish: pumeks

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