stagnum

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Etymology 1[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).

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.
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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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

stagnum n (genitive stagnī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of stannum
Usage notes[edit]

The use of the spelling stagnum as a form of stannum (tin) is unattested before Pliny. Some analyses suspect a Gaulish interference may have caused the rise of this alternate form.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rey, Alain. Dictionnaire historique de la langue française". Page 829.