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



pōmum n (genitive pōmī); second declension

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


Second declension.

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

Related termsEdit



  • 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 Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  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.