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Borrowing from Latin testāmentum ‎(will, testament), from testārī ‎(to testify), from testis ‎(witness).


  • IPA(key): [ˈtɛʃtɒmɛntum]
  • Hyphenation: tes‧ta‧men‧tum


testamentum ‎(plural testamentumok)

  1. testament


Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative testamentum testamentumok
accusative testamentumot testamentumokat
dative testamentumnak testamentumoknak
instrumental testamentummal testamentumokkal
causal-final testamentumért testamentumokért
translative testamentummá testamentumokká
terminative testamentumig testamentumokig
essive-formal testamentumként testamentumokként
inessive testamentumban testamentumokban
superessive testamentumon testamentumokon
adessive testamentumnál testamentumoknál
illative testamentumba testamentumokba
sublative testamentumra testamentumokra
allative testamentumhoz testamentumokhoz
elative testamentumból testamentumokból
delative testamentumról testamentumokról
ablative testamentumtól testamentumoktól
Possessive forms of testamentum
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. testamentumom testamentumaim
2nd person sing. testamentumod testamentumaid
3rd person sing. testamentuma testamentumai
1st person plural testamentumunk testamentumaink
2nd person plural testamentumotok testamentumaitok
3rd person plural testamentumuk testamentumaik

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From testārī ‎(to testify) +‎ -mentum ‎(noun suffix).


testāmentum n ‎(genitive testāmentī); second declension

  1. will, testament
    Testamentum vetus et novum.
    The old and new testament.


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative testāmentum testāmenta
genitive testāmentī testāmentōrum
dative testāmentō testāmentīs
accusative testāmentum testāmenta
ablative testāmentō testāmentīs
vocative testāmentum testāmenta

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  • testamentum in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • testamentum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • TESTAMENTUM in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • testamentum” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to make a will: testamentum facere, conscribere
    • to sign a will: testamentum obsignare (B. G. 1. 39)
    • to open a will: testamentum resignare
    • to declare a will to be null and void: testamentum rescindere
    • to produce a false will: testamentum subicere, supponere
    • to annul, revoke a will: testamentum irritum facere, rumpere
    • to prescribe in one's will: testamento aliquid cavere (Fin. 2. 31)
    • to appoint some one as heir in one's will: aliquem heredem testamento scribere, facere
  • testamentum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • testamentum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin