See also: ment

English

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Etymology

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From Middle English -ment, from Old French -ment, from Latin -mentum.

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-ment

  1. Attached to a verb to form a noun meaning the action denoted by the verb or its result.

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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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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Latin mente.

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-ment

  1. Attaches to an adjective in the feminine singular to form the corresponding adverb.
    ràpida (rapid) + ‎-ment → ‎ràpidament (rapidly)
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The resulting adverb has secondary stress where the corresponding adjective has primary stress, as in [ˈrapiðə][ˌrapiðəˈmen].

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Etymology 2

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Inherited from Latin -mentum.

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-ment m (noun-forming suffix, plural -ments)

  1. Forms nouns from verbs, usually indicating a resulting action or state.
    patir (to suffer) + ‎-ment → ‎patiment (suffering)
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Franco-Provençal

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Etymology 1

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From Latin mente.

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-ment (ORB large)

  1. Attaches to an adjective in the feminine singular to form the corresponding adverb.
    ôtra (other) + ‎-ment → ‎ôtrament (otherwise)
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Etymology 2

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From Latin -mentum.

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-ment m (plural -ments) (ORB large)

  1. Forms nouns from verbs, usually indicating a resulting action or state.
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Category Franco-Provençal terms suffixed with -ment (nominal) not found

French

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Middle French -ment, from Old French -ment, from Latin mente.

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-ment

  1. Attaches to an adjective in the feminine singular to form the corresponding adverb.
    franche + ‎-ment → ‎franchement
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With adjectives ending in -ant(e), -ent(e), the suffix combines with the ending to produce -amment, -emment (both pronounced /a.mɑ̃/).

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Etymology 2

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Inherited from Middle French -ment, from Old French -ment, from Latin -mentum.

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-ment

  1. Forms nouns from verbs, usually indicating a resulting action or state.
    parer + ‎-ment → ‎parement
    abandonner + ‎-ment → ‎abandonnement
    manier + ‎-ment → ‎maniement
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  • Norwegian Bokmål: -ment

Maltese

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Sicilian -menti and Italian -mente, both from Latin mente.

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-ment

  1. Forms adverbs from adjectives; -ly

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  • Generally restricted to adjectives of Romance origin, but occasional exceptions such as ħerqanament (eagerly) are attestable.

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Middle English

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Etymology

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From Old French -ment, from Latin -mentum.

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-ment

  1. Forms nouns from verbs, usually indicating a resulting action or state.

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Middle French

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Etymology 1

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From Old French -ment, from Latin mente.

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-ment

  1. Attaches to an adjective in the feminine singular to form the corresponding adverb.
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Etymology 2

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From Old French -ment, from Latin -mentum.

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-ment

  1. Forms nouns from verbs, usually indicating a resulting action or state.
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Norman

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Etymology 1

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From Old French -ment, from Latin mente.

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-ment

  1. Attaches to an adjective in the feminine singular to form the corresponding adverb.
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Etymology 2

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From Old French -ment, from Latin -mentum.

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-ment

  1. Forms nouns from verbs, usually indicating a resulting action or state.
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Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology 1

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From Latin -mentum.

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  • IPA(key): /mɛnt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛnt
  • Hyphenation: -ment

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-ment (definite singular neuter -mentet, definite singular masculine -menten, indefinite plural -ment or -menter, definite plural -mentene or -menta)

  1. Used to form nouns from verbal stems, often denoting an action, means or state; -ment
    dokument, eksperiment, fundament, instrument, medikament, pigmentdocument, experiment, foundation, instrument, drug, pigment

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From French -ment, from Latin -mentum.

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-ment (definite singular neuter -mentet, definite singular masculine -menten, indefinite plural -ment or -menter, definite plural -mentene or -menta)

  1. Used to form nouns often denoting action, means or state; -ment
    abonnement, arrangement, bombardement, resonnement, signalementsubscription, event, bombardment, reasoning, signaling

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  • “-ment” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • -ment” in Store norske leksikon

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Occitan

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Etymology 1

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From Old Occitan -ment, from Latin mente.

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-ment

  1. Attaches to an adjective in the feminine singular to form the corresponding adverb.
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Etymology 2

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From Old Occitan -ment, from Latin -mentum.

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-ment

  1. Forms nouns from verbs, usually indicating a resulting action or state.
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Old French

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Etymology 1

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From Latin mente.

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-ment

  1. Attaches to an adjective in the feminine singular to form the corresponding adverb.
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Etymology 2

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From Latin -mentum.

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-ment

  1. Forms nouns from verbs, usually indicating a resulting action or state.
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Old Occitan

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Etymology 1

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From Latin mente.

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-ment

  1. Attaches to an adjective in the feminine singular to form the corresponding adverb.
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Etymology 2

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From Latin -mentum.

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-ment

  1. Forms nouns from verbs, usually indicating a resulting action or state.
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Scots

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Etymology

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From Middle English -ment.

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-ment

  1. Forms nouns from verbs, usually indicating a resulting action or state.

Swedish

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-ment

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

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