frumentum

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From fruor (I use, enjoy) +‎ -mentum (instrumental suffix).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

frūmentum n (genitive frūmentī); second declension

  1. corn (British usage), grain
    • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 29.4:
      mūnīre urbem, frūmentum convehere, tela arma parāre
      to strengthen the defences of the city, to accumulate stores of corn, to prepare a supply of weapons and armour

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative frūmentum frūmenta
Genitive frūmentī frūmentōrum
Dative frūmentō frūmentīs
Accusative frūmentum frūmenta
Ablative frūmentō frūmentīs
Vocative frūmentum frūmenta

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: forment
  • French: froment
  • Dalmatian: furmiant
  • Italian: frumento
  • Romansch: frument

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