paramentum

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

parō (adorn) +‎ -mentum

NounEdit

parāmentum n (genitive parāmentī); second declension (Medieval Latin)

  1. ornament
    • 11th century, Frutolf of Michelsberg, “Excerptum de Vita Alexandri Magni”, in Chronica:
      caballus quoque Bucefalus et imperiale paramentum Alexandri tuum sit
      that the horse and imperial ornament of Alexander Bucephalus may also be yours
  2. throne, royal state or dignity
  3. vestment
  4. (in the plural) liturgical paraphernalia

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative parāmentum parāmenta
Genitive parāmentī parāmentōrum
Dative parāmentō parāmentīs
Accusative parāmentum parāmenta
Ablative parāmentō parāmentīs
Vocative parāmentum parāmenta

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: parament
  • German: Parament
  • Italian: paramento
  • Old French: parement

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