stagnum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *stag- (to seep drip), source of Ancient Greek στάζω (stázō, to drip). Conversely, possibly related to Ancient Greek τέναγος (ténagos).

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Noun[edit]

stagnum n (genitive stagnī); second declension

  1. pond, swamp, fen; any piece of standing water
  2. (poetic) waters
  3. (poetic) any pool or lake in general
    Stagnum ignis.
    A lake of fire.
  4. Alternative form of stannum

Usage notes[edit]

Although often mentioned in dictionaries, the use of the spelling stagnum as a form of stannum (tin) is unattested in Classical or Late Latin. It is perhaps a later Italianate respelling of that word.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative stagnum stagna
genitive stagnī stagnōrum
dative stagnō stagnīs
accusative stagnum stagna
ablative stagnō stagnīs
vocative stagnum stagna

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References[edit]

  • stagnum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • stagnum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “stagnum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • stagnum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • running water: aqua viva, profluens (opp. stagnum)