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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortening of momentum.

SuffixEdit

-mentum

  1. (politics) Used in compounds with a candidate's name to indicate that their campaign is gaining momentum.
    Trumpmentum
    ,
    Berniementum
    ,
    Marcomentum

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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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jean Haudry, L'indo-européen