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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin pensum

NounEdit

pensum (plural pensums)

  1. (dated) A task or imposition set as a school punishment.

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

NounEdit

pensum m (plural pensums)

  1. (archaic) punishment (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. task

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pēnsum pēnsa
genitive pēnsī pēnsōrum
dative pēnsō pēnsīs
accusative pēnsum pēnsa
ablative pēnsō pēnsīs
vocative pēnsum pēnsa

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “pensum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • pensum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • pensum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pēnsum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɛnsɔm/, [ˈpʰɛnsɔm]

NounEdit

pensum

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

InflectionEdit