See also: mento, mentó, and mentő

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese -mento, from Late Latin -mentum, -amentum, from Latin -menta.

SuffixEdit

-mento m

  1. -ment (forming nouns from verbs, with the sense of 'result, product (of process)')

Usage notesEdit

In function of the thematic vowel of the verb, and since the early documentation of the language, this suffix takes one the following forms: -amento, -emento or -imento. Note that in Portuguese these forms are just -amento and -imento.

Derived termsEdit


InterlinguaEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin -mentum, -amentum, from Latin -menta.

SuffixEdit

-mento

  1. forming concrete nouns from verbs, with the sense of 'result, product (of process)'

Derived termsEdit


ItalianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -mentum, -amentum, from Latin -menta.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmen.to/
  • Hyphenation: -mén‧to

SuffixEdit

-mento m

  1. Forms nouns that represent the action of a related verb.
    cambiare (to change) + ‎-mento → ‎cambiamento (change (abstract))
    versare (to pour) + ‎-mento → ‎versamento (pouring)

Usage notesEdit

  • Terms formed with this suffix are invariably stressed on the penultimate syllable.
  • Nouns formed from -ere verbs end in -imento.

Derived termsEdit


LatinEdit

SuffixEdit

-mentō

  1. dative singular of -mentum
  2. ablative singular of -mentum

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese -mento, from Late Latin -mentum, -amentum, from Latin -menta.

SuffixEdit

-mento m

  1. -tion (process, action or result)
    Synonyms: -agem, -ção

Derived termsEdit


SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin -mentum, -amentum, from Latin -menta. Doublet of -miento.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmento/, [ˈmẽn̪.t̪o]

SuffixEdit

-mento m (plural -mentos)

  1. -ment (the action or result of what is denoted by the verb)

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

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