LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From testa (piece of burned clay).

NounEdit

testum n (genitive testī); second declension

  1. earthenware pot, vessel

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative testum testa
Genitive testī testōrum
Dative testō testīs
Accusative testum testa
Ablative testō testīs
Vocative testum testa

DescendantsEdit

  • Eastern Romance:
    • Aromanian: tsestu
    • Romanian: țest
  • Italian: testo, teschio (← *testulum, diminutive)
  • Old French: test
    • French: test
    • French: têt
    • Middle English: test
      • English: test (see there for further descendants)
      • Scots: test
    • Middle High German: test
  • Old Leonese: [Term?]
  • Old Portuguese: [Term?]
  • Old Spanish: [Term?]

ReferencesEdit

  • testum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • testum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette