fomentum

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EtymologyEdit

Contraction of *fovimentum, from foveō ‎(keep warm; support, assist).

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NounEdit

fōmentum n ‎(genitive fōmentī); second declension

  1. (medicine, chiefly in the plural) A warm application, lotion, compress or poultice, fomentation.
  2. (by extension) Kindling-wood, touchwood, tinder.
  3. (figuratively) A remedy, lenitive, mitigation, alleviation.

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fōmentum fōmenta
genitive fōmentī fōmentōrum
dative fōmentō fōmentīs
accusative fōmentum fōmenta
ablative fōmentō fōmentīs
vocative fōmentum fōmenta

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ReferencesEdit

  • fomentum” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
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