stannum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin stannum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stannum (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry, rare) tin

Latin[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Celtic origin, from Proto-Celtic *stagnos; see also Irish stán.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stannum n (genitive stannī); second declension

  1. an alloy of silver and lead
  2. tin (the metal)

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative stannum stanna
Genitive stannī stannōrum
Dative stannō stannīs
Accusative stannum stanna
Ablative stannō stannīs
Vocative stannum stanna

Usage notes[edit]

In Later Latin, it seems that stannum was replaced by a colloquial variant stagnum.

Descendants[edit]

  • Asturian: estañu
  • Catalan: estany
  • French: étain
  • Friulian: stagn
  • Galician: estaño
  • Italian: stagno

References[edit]

  • stannum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • stannum 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)
  • stannum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • stannum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers