See also: ment

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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin -amentum, from -mentum via Old French -ment.

SuffixEdit

-ment

  1. Used to form nouns from verbs, the nouns having the sense of "the action or result of what is denoted by the verb".

Usage notesEdit

Generally attached to stem without changes, except when the stem ends in -dge, where the -e is sometimes dropped, as in abridgment, acknowledgment, judgment, and lodgment, with the forms without -e being preferred in American English. Of these, judgment is the most significant, and usage varies globally; see Judgment: Spelling for discussion.

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CatalanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin mente(m), accusative singular of mēns (mind).

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ment

  1. Added to the feminine singular form of an adjective to form an adverb. Compare English -wise, -ly.

Usage notesEdit

In adverbs formed with the suffix -ment, two syllables are stressed: the syllable that was stressed in the original adjective, and the suffix. For example, ràpida (quick, feminine singular) yields ràpidament (quickly), which is stressed /ˌra.pi.ðə.ˈmen/, as if spelled ràpidamént.

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin -mentum.

SuffixEdit

-ment

  1. Used to form nouns from verbs. Cognate with -ment.

Derived termsEdit



FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French -ment, from Late Latin mente(m), accusative singular of mēns (mind).

SuffixEdit

-ment

  1. Used to form adverbs (from the feminine form of an adjective), most of the time equivalent to the English -wise, -ly.
    Example: rapidement

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French -ment, from Latin -mentum, from PIE *-men- plus *-teh₂-.

SuffixEdit

-ment

  1. Used to form nouns from verbs, usually of action or state resulting of them. Equivalent to the English -ment.
    Examples: parement, abandonnement, maniement

Derived termsEdit



GermanEdit

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SuffixEdit

-ment n

  1. -ment

Derived termsEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

SuffixEdit

-ment

  1. Used to form adverbs, most of the time equivalent to the English -wise, -ly.
  2. Used to form nouns from verbs, usually of action or state resulting of them. Equivalent to the English -ment.

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin mentem, the accusative singular of mēns (mind).

SuffixEdit

-ment

  1. used to form adverbs (from the feminine form of an adjective)

Derived termsEdit



OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -mentum

SuffixEdit

-ment

  1. -ment; suffix used to form nouns

Derived termsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Late Latin mente, ablative singular of mēns (mind).

SuffixEdit

-ment

  1. Used to form adverbs, most of the time equivalent to the English -wise, -ly.
    Example: hastivement

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

SuffixEdit

-ment

  1. Used to form nouns from verbs, usually of action or state resulting of them. Equivalent to the English -ment.
    Example: bastissement

DescendantsEdit


SwedishEdit

SuffixEdit

-ment

  1. -ment; form nouns from verbs. See also -mang.

Derived termsEdit