-mentum

See also: mentum

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from the Latin suffix -menta in collective nouns like armenta (herd, flock). Latin -menta from Proto-Indo-European *-mn̥teh₂ (*-mn̥ + *-teh₂).[1]

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-mentum (plural -menta)

  1. instrument, medium, or result of; e.g. monumentum

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative -mentum -menta
Genitive -mentī -mentōrum
Dative -mentō -mentīs
Accusative -mentum -menta
Ablative -mentō -mentīs
Vocative -mentum -menta

DescendantsEdit

  • Aromanian: -mintu
  • Asturian: -mientu
  • Basque: -mendu
  • Catalan: -ment
  • Dutch: -ment
  • English: -ment
  • Francoprovençal: -ment
  • French: -ment
  • Friulian: -ment
  • Galician: -mento

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jean Haudry, L'indo-européen