fomentum

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of *fovimentum, from foveō (keep warm; support, assist) +‎ -mentum (compare mōmentum, from moveō).

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NounEdit

fōmentum n (genitive fōmentī); second declension

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

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

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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DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: foment
  • Galician: fomento
  • Italian: fomento
  • Portuguese: fomento
  • Spanish: fomento

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