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Mons

Mons

See also: mons, möns, and Mons.

Translingual

Etymology

Latin mōns (mountain)

Proper noun

Mons (plural Montes)

  1. (planetology) A mountain.

English

Proper noun

Mons

  1. Capital city of the province of Hainaut, Belgium.
Translations

Etymology 2

Shortened form

Proper noun

Mons

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Monica
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Montgomery

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French

Proper noun

Mons

  1. Mons

See also

Anagrams

mons

mons

See also: Mons, möns, and Mons.

English

Noun

mons (plural montes)

  1. (obsolete, palmistry) One of the fleshy areas at the base of the fingers; a mount.
  2. The pubic mound or mons pubis. In human anatomy or in mammals in general, the mons pubis (Latin for "pubic mound"), also known as the mons veneris (Latin, mound of Venus) or simply the mons, is the adipose tissue lying above the pubic bone of adult females, anterior to the pubic symphysis. The mons pubis forms the anterior portion of the ****.
  3. (astronomy, geology) A mountain or extinct volcano on a planet or a moon.
    Olympus Mons (Mars)
    Maxwell Montes (Venus).

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Determiner

mons

  1. (dialectal) masculine plural of mon

French

Noun

mons m

  1. plural of mon

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *men- (mountain). (compare Old Breton monid, Breton menez, Cornish meneth, Welsh mynydd).

Pronunciation

Noun

mōns m (genitive montis); third declension

  1. mountain

Inflection

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mōns montēs
genitive montis montium
dative montī montibus
accusative montem montēs
ablative monte montibus
vocative mōns montēs

Derived terms

Descendants

References

  • mons in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mons in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), “mons”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • wooded hills: montes vestiti silvis
    • the top of a mountain: summus mons
    • at the foot of the mountain: sub radicibus montis, in infimo monte, sub monte
    • to be shut in on all sides by very high mountains: altissimis montibus undique contineri
    • the town lies at the foot of a mountain: oppidum monti subiectum est
    • to run obliquely down the hill: obliquo monte decurrere
    • the Nile rushes down from very high mountains: Nilus praecipitat ex altissimis montibus
    • to hold a mountain: tenere montem (B. G. 1. 22)
    • to take up one's position on a mountain: consistere in monte
    • to occupy the foot of a hill: considere sub monte (sub montis radicibus)

Swedish

Noun

mons

  1. definite genitive singular of mo