stannum

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin stannum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stannum (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry, rare) tin

LatinEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of Celtic origin, from Proto-Celtic *stagnos; see also Irish stán.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stannum n (genitive stannī); second declension

  1. an alloy of silver and lead
  2. tin (the metal)

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative stannum stanna
Genitive stannī stannōrum
Dative stannō stannīs
Accusative stannum stanna
Ablative stannō stannīs
Vocative stannum stanna

Usage notesEdit

In Later Latin, it seems that stannum was replaced by a colloquial variant stagnum.

DescendantsEdit

  • Asturian: estañu
  • Catalan: estany
  • French: étain
  • Friulian: stagn
  • Galician: estaño
  • Italian: stagno

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