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From Ancient Greek τάλαντον (tálanton, a weight; talent), from Proto-Indo-European *tl̥h₂ent-, from *telh₂-.



talentum n (genitive talentī); second declension

  1. A Grecian weight, which contained sixty minae or half a hundredweight.
  2. A talent or sum of money; usually the Attic talent (sometimes with magnum).
  3. (New Latin) A marked natural skill or ability


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative talentum talenta
genitive talentī talentōrum
dative talentō talentīs
accusative talentum talenta
ablative talentō talentīs
vocative talentum talenta

Derived termsEdit



  • talentum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • talentum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “talentum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • talentum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • talentum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • talentum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin