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Etymology

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From Latin amentum (thong).

Noun

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amentum (plural amenta)

  1. catkin

Derived terms

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Latin

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Etymology

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From Proto-Indo-European *h₂ep- (to join, fit). Cognate with Latin apō (I fasten) and Ancient Greek ἅπτω (háptō, I fasten).

Noun

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āmentum n (genitive āmentī); second declension

  1. A strap or thong, especially one used to propel a spear or other missile weapon

Declension

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Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative āmentum āmenta
Genitive āmentī āmentōrum
Dative āmentō āmentīs
Accusative āmentum āmenta
Ablative āmentō āmentīs
Vocative āmentum āmenta

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Descendants

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  • Catalan: ament
  • English: amentum
  • Italian: amento
  • Portuguese: amento
  • Spanish: amento

References

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  • amentum”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • amentum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.