Latin edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *-monyom, from *-mō.

Note that, as in Ancient Greek δαιμόνιον (daimónion), the -o- should be short, but, as in Latin the declension of -mō (e.g. sermō) was contaminated by the nominative case and thus made -mōn- instead of -mon-, this derivation was apparently contaminated also.

Pronunciation edit

Suffix edit

-mōnium n (genitive -mōniī or -mōnī); second declension

  1. Forms collective nouns and nouns designating legal status or obligation from other nouns.
    pater (father)patrimōnium (inheritance)
    māter (mother)mātrimōnium (marriage)
    testis (witness)testimōnium (evidence)

Usage notes edit

Declension edit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative -mōnium -mōnia
Genitive -mōniī
Dative -mōniō -mōniīs
Accusative -mōnium -mōnia
Ablative -mōniō -mōniīs
Vocative -mōnium -mōnia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

Derived terms edit