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English

From Middle English -ment, from Late Latin -amentum, from -mentum via Old French -ment.

Catalan

From Old Occitan, from Latin mente, ablative singular of mēns (mind).

French

From Middle French -ment, from Old French -ment, from Latin mente, ablative singular of mēns (mind). This Latin noun was feminine, which explains why adverbs formed with this suffix use the feminine form of the adjective; for example, vivement comes from vive (feminine form of vif) + -ment, and could be glossed as "in a lively spirit".

Middle English

From Old French -ment, from Latin -mentum.

Middle French

Norman

From Old French, from Latin mente, the ablative singular of mēns (mind).

Occitan

From Old Occitan, from Late Latin -mentum, from Latin -menta.

Old French

From Latin mente, ablative singular of mēns (mind).