pumex

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)poHi-m- (foam). Related to spuma.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pūmex m, 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 Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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