tormentum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

For *torcmentum, from torqueō (twist, bend, wind)

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Noun[edit]

tormentum n (genitive tormentī); second declension

  1. an engine for hurling missiles; a shot or missile thrown by this
  2. a (twisted) cord or rope
  3. an instrument of torture
  4. torture, anguish, pain, torment
  5. a clothes press, mangle
  6. (New Latin) gun, cannon

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tormentum tormenta
genitive tormentī tormentōrum
dative tormentō tormentīs
accusative tormentum tormenta
ablative tormentō tormentīs
vocative tormentum tormenta

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References[edit]

  • tormentum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tormentum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “tormentum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • tormentum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to threaten some one with death, crucifixion, torture, war: minitari (minari) alicui mortem, crucem et tormenta, bellum
    • to have a person tortured: alicui admovere tormenta
    • to have a person tortured: quaerere tormentis de aliquo
    • the pains of torture: cruciatūs tormentorum
    • to rain missiles on a town, bombard it: oppidum tormentis verberare
  • tormentum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tormentum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin