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  1. plural of carman




From Old Latin casmen (song), believed to be for earlier *cansmen, abstract noun formed from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂n- (to sing). Confer canō (I sing, chant), and the suffix -men.

Alternative etymology connects casmen, *cansmen to Proto-Indo-European *ḱens- (to speak in a florid, solemn style, attest, witness), relating it to Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌶𐌾𐌰𐌽 (hazjan, to praise), Old English herian (to praise, extol, commend). See herry.



carmen n (genitive carminis); third declension

  1. song
  2. poem
  3. play
  4. charm
  5. prayer
  6. incantation
  7. ritual
  8. magic
  9. card for flax or wool


Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative carmen carmina
Genitive carminis carminum
Dative carminī carminibus
Accusative carmen carmina
Ablative carmine carminibus
Vocative carmen carmina

Derived termsEdit



  • carmen in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • carmen in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • carmen in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • carmen in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • epic poetry: carmen epicum
    • to recite a poem, line with appropriate action: carmen, versum agere
    • to read a piece of verse with expression: carmen recitare
    • to recite a piece of verse (without gestures): carmen pronuntiare
    • a rough poem; an extempore effusion: carmen inconditum
    • a choric ode in a tragedy: carmen chori, canticum
    • to read prayers for the congregation to repeat: praeire verba (carmen) (Liv. 31. 17)
    • (ambiguous) to write poetry with facility: carmina , versus fundere (De Or. 3. 50)
  • carmen in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • carmen in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016


A carmen in Granada


From Arabic كرم (karm), vineyard.


carmen m (plural cármenes)

  1. A type of house in Granada