tegimen

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tegō (clothe) +‎ -men (noun-forming suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tegimen n (genitive tegiminis); third declension

  1. cover, covering, protection
    • Vergilius; found in both Georgicon (Book IV, line 566) and Eclogae (Book I, line 1)
      Sub tegmine fagi.
      Under the cover of a beech tree.
      More commonly rendered: Under the shade of a beech tree

Inflection[edit]

Often syncopated in oblique cases, dropping the -i- after teg-. Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tegimen tegimina
genitive tegiminis tegiminum
dative tegiminī tegiminibus
accusative tegimen tegimina
ablative tegimine tegiminibus
vocative tegimen tegimina

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