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EtymologyEdit

Latin fōmes (touch-wood, tinder).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fomes (plural fomites)

  1. (medicine, obsolete) Any substance supposed to be capable of absorbing, retaining, and transporting contagious or infectious germs.
    Woollen clothes are said to be active fomites.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for fomes in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ-. Related to Latin foveō (I keep warm), compare Latin fōmentum (compress, poultice; kindling; mitigation).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fōmes f (genitive fōmitis); third declension

  1. tinder, kindling

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fōmes fōmitēs
genitive fōmitis fōmitum
dative fōmitī fōmitibus
accusative fōmitem fōmitēs
ablative fōmite fōmitibus
vocative fōmes fōmitēs

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

fomes

  1. plural of fome

SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fomes m pl, f pl

  1. plural of fome