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  • noun grammar A noun (in any specific sense) that has no singular form, such as scissors (in most usage).


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From Latin plurale tantum ("plural as such, plural only").


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  • A noun which only ever appears in the plural (in such languages where plural is a meaningful designation).

    In English, words like pants, eyeglasses; in Latin, words like arma or castra. The opposite is a singulare tantum.

    December 19, 2007

  • See this list by the same name. :-)

    December 19, 2007

  • Just noticed--the simple search apparently returns words but not lists.

    December 19, 2007