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EtymologyEdit

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]

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

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

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

  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.