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

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

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

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • pumex in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pumex in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pumex in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 510