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fomentum

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of *fovimentum, from foveō (keep warm; support, assist).

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NounEdit

fōmentum n (genitive fōmentī); second declension

  1. (medicine, usually plural) A warm application, lotion, compress or poultice, fomentation.
  2. (by extension) Kindling-wood, touchwood, tinder.
  3. (figuratively) A remedy, lenitive, mitigation, alleviation.

InflectionEdit

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fōmentum fōmenta
genitive fōmentī fōmentōrum
dative fōmentō fōmentīs
accusative fōmentum fōmenta
ablative fōmentō fōmentīs
vocative fōmentum fōmenta

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ReferencesEdit

  • fomentum in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879