tomentum

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tomentum (plural tomenta)

  1. (botany) A mass of filamentous hairs on the leaf of a plant.
  2. (zoology) A covering of fine, soft hairs; a pubescence.
  3. (anatomy) A network of fine blood vessels between the pia mater and the cerebral cortex.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *tewh₂- (to swell).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tōmentum n (genitive tōmentī); second declension

  1. stuffing (for pillows, mattresses etc)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tōmentum tōmenta
genitive tōmentī tōmentōrum
dative tōmentō tōmentīs
accusative tōmentum tōmenta
ablative tōmentō tōmentīs
vocative tōmentum tōmenta

References[edit]

  • tomentum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tomentum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tomentum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • de Vaan, Michiel, Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, vol. 7, of Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series, Alexander Lubotsky ed., Leiden: Brill, 2008.