memento

See also: mémento

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin mementō (remember), imperative form of meminī (I remember).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /məˈmɛntoʊ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛntəʊ

NounEdit

memento (plural mementos or mementoes)

  1. A keepsake; an object kept as a reminder of a place or event.
    I kept the shell as a memento of my visit to the seashore.
    • 2011 December 16, Denis Campbell, “Hospital staff 'lack skills to cope with dementia patients'”, in Guardian[1]:
      Many hospitals have not taken simple steps to lessen the distress and confusion which dementia sufferers' often feel on being somewhere so unfamiliar – such as making signs large and easy to read, using colour schemes to help patients find their way around unfamiliar wards and not putting family mementoes such as photographs nearby.

Usage notesEdit

  • The spelling momento is so common that some references now no longer consider it a misspelling.

DescendantsEdit

  • Japanese: メメント
  • Serbo-Croatian: мементо
  • Marathi: मेमेटो (memeṭo)

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mementō.

NounEdit

memento m (plural mementi)

  1. memento, keepsake
  2. warning

Further readingEdit

  • memento in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mementō

  1. second-person singular future active imperative of meminī

ReferencesEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French mémento

NounEdit

memento n (uncountable)

  1. memento

DeclensionEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /memento/
  • Hyphenation: me‧men‧to

NounEdit

memento m (Cyrillic spelling мементо)

  1. memento

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mementō.

NounEdit

memento m (plural mementos)

  1. memento

Further readingEdit