Monstrum etymology


Latin word monstrum comes from Latin moneo (I remind. I warn, advise.), Latin -trum (Forming instrument nouns.)

Etymology of monstrum

Detailed word origin of monstrum

Dictionary entry Language Definition
moneo Latin (lat) I remind. I warn, advise.
-trum Latin (lat) Forming instrument nouns.
monstrum Latin (lat) (figuratively) a thing that evokes fear and wonder. (metonymically) a monster, monstrosity, whether in size or character. A divine omen indicating misfortune, an evil omen, portent.