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For *scabnum, from Proto-Italic *skaβnom, from Proto-Indo-European *skabʰ-no-m, from *skabʰ- (to hold up, support). Cognate with Sanskrit स्कम्भ (skambhá, prop, support, pillar).[1]


scamnum n (genitive scamnī); second declension

  1. stool, step, bench
  2. ridge (of earth formed by ploughing)
  3. breadth of a field


Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative scamnum scamna
Genitive scamnī scamnōrum
Dative scamnō scamnīs
Accusative scamnum scamna
Ablative scamnō scamnīs
Vocative scamnum scamna

Derived terms[edit]



  • scamnum”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • scamnum”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • scamnum 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)
  • scamnum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • scamnum”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • scamnum”, in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976), The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press
  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 542