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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *poomos. Possibly from an obscure Mediterranean language, or an evolution of Old Latin [Term?] roots *po-emo (picked off), possible variants including *po-omo and *pe-omo.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pōmum n (genitive pōmī); second declension

  1. any type of fruit (applied to apples, cherries, nuts, berries, figs, dates, etc.)
  2. fruit tree

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pōmum pōma
genitive pōmī pōmōrum
dative pōmō pōmīs
accusative pōmum pōma
ablative pōmō pōmīs
vocative pōmum pōma

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ReferencesEdit

  • pomum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pomum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “pomum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • pomum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  1. ^ de Vaan, Michiel, Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, vol. 7, of Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series, Alexander Lubotsky ed., Leiden: Brill, 2008.