See also: pénsum and Pensum

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pensum. Doublet of peso.

NounEdit

pensum (plural pensums)

  1. (dated) A task or imposition set as a school punishment.
    • 1955, Samuel Beckett, Patrick Bowles (translator), Molloy:
      You invent nothing, you think you are inventing, you think you are escaping, and all you do is stammer out your lesson, the remnants of a pensum one day got by heart and long forgotten, life without tears, as it wept.

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pēnsum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɛnsɔm/, [ˈpʰɛnsɔm]

NounEdit

pensum n (singular definite pensummet, plural indefinite pensa)

  1. syllabus, curriculum
  2. task, assignment
  3. examination requirements

InflectionEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pēnsum. Doublet of poids, which was inherited.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɛ̃.sɔm/
  • (file)

NounEdit

pensum m (plural pensums)

  1. (archaic) pensum (at school); lines (UK)
  2. chore

Further readingEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Neuter of past participle of pendō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pēnsum n (genitive pēnsī); second declension

  1. weight (of wool to be handed over as part of daily work)
  2. work quota
  3. task, job, duty, assignment

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pēnsum pēnsa
Genitive pēnsī pēnsōrum
Dative pēnsō pēnsīs
Accusative pēnsum pēnsa
Ablative pēnsō pēnsīs
Vocative pēnsum pēnsa

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Albanian: peshë
  • Proto-Brythonic: *puɨs
  • Asturian: pesu
  • Catalan: pes
  • Franco-Provençal: pêds
  • French: poids
  • French: pensum
  • Friulian: pês
  • Galician: peso
  • German: Pensum
  • Italian: peso
  • Ladin: peis

ReferencesEdit

  • pensum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pensum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pensum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • pensum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • pensum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pēnsum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɛnsʉm/, [ˈpʰɛnsʉm]

NounEdit

pensum n (definite singular pensumet, indefinite plural pensa or pensumer, definite plural pensaene or pensuma or pensumene)

  1. syllabus, curriculum
  2. task, assignment
  3. examination requirements

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pēnsum.

NounEdit

pensum n (definite singular pensumet, indefinite plural pensum, definite plural pensuma)

  1. syllabus, curriculum
  2. task, assignment
  3. examination requirements

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit