tomentum

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

tomentum (plural tomenta)

  1. (botany) A mass of filamentous hairs on the leaf of a plant.
  2. (zoology) A covering of fine, soft hairs; a pubescence.
  3. (anatomy) A network of fine blood vessels between the pia mater and the cerebral cortex.

TranslationsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *tewh₂- (to swell) + -mentum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tōmentum n (genitive tōmentī); second declension

  1. stuffing (for pillows, mattresses etc)

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tōmentum tōmenta
Genitive tōmentī tōmentōrum
Dative tōmentō tōmentīs
Accusative tōmentum tōmenta
Ablative tōmentō tōmentīs
Vocative tōmentum tōmenta

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: toment
  • Galician: tomento
  • Italian: tomento
  • Portuguese: tomento
  • Spanish: tomento

ReferencesEdit

  • tomentum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tomentum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tomentum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • 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.