memento


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me·men·to

 (mə-mĕn′tō)
n. pl. me·men·tos or me·men·toes
A keepsake.

[Middle English, commemoration of the living or the dead in the Canon of the Mass, from Latin mementō, imperative of meminisse, to remember; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

memento

(mɪˈmɛntəʊ)
n, pl -tos or -toes
1. something that reminds one of past events; souvenir
2. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church either of two prayers occurring during the Mass
[C15: from Latin, imperative of meminisse to remember]

me•men•to

(məˈmɛn toʊ)

n., pl. -tos, -toes.
1. something that serves as a reminder of what is past or gone; keepsake; souvenir.
2. anything serving as a reminder or warning.
3. (cap.) either of two prayers in the canon of the Roman Catholic Mass, one for persons living and the other for persons dead.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin mementō, imperative of meminisse to remember]
usage: memento is sometimes spelled momento. Though this spelling occurs frequently in edited writing, it is usually considered an error.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.memento - a reminder of past eventsmemento - a reminder of past events    
reminder - an experience that causes you to remember something

memento

noun souvenir, trophy, memorial, token, reminder, relic, remembrance, keepsake He took a camera to provide a memento of the day.

memento

noun
Something that causes one to remember:
Translations
تِذْكارتَذْكِرَة
památkaupomínkavzpomínka
mindesouvenir
muistoesine
uspomena
minninga-/minjagripur
思い出の品
기념품
atminasatminimo ženklas
piemiņlieta
minnessak
ของที่ระลึก
vật kỷ niệm

memento

[mɪˈmentəʊ] N (mementos or mementoes (pl)) → recuerdo m

memento

[mɪˈmɛntəʊ] nsouvenir m

memento

n pl <-(e)s> → Andenken nt (→ of an +acc)

memento

[məˈmɛntəʊ] nricordo, souvenir m inv

memento

(məˈmentou) plural meˈmento(e)s noun
something kept or given as a reminder or souvenir. They gave her a small gift as a memento.

memento

تَذْكِرَة památka minde Andenken ενθύμιο recuerdo muistoesine souvenir uspomena ricordo 思い出の品 기념품 aandenken suvenir pamiątka lembrança напоминание minnessak ของที่ระลึก hatıra vật kỷ niệm 纪念品
References in classic literature ?
All precepts concerning kings, are in effect comprehended in those two remembrances: memento quod es homo; and memento quod es Deus, or vice Dei; the one bridleth their power, and the other their will.
I thought the pen had been a good pen and that it had done enough for me, and so, with the idea of keeping it for a sort of memento on which I could look later with tender eyes, I put it into my waistcoat pocket.
Sancho begged the duke to let them leave him the robe and mitre; as he wanted to take them home for a token and memento of that unexampled adventure.
That is my last memento of royalty" said he; "and I'm glad to get rid of it.
Her robbing a little innocent child, dressed fine by the vanity of the mother, to go to the dancing-school, is a good memento to such people hereafter, as is likewise her picking the gold watch from the young lady's side in the Park.
Was I destined to perish like him-- like him perhaps, to be devoured and my head to be preserved as a fearful memento of the events?
The scene-painter was gone, having spoilt only the floor of one room, ruined all the coachman's sponges, and made five of the under-servants idle and dissatisfied; and Sir Thomas was in hopes that another day or two would suffice to wipe away every outward memento of what had been, even to the destruction of every unbound copy of Lovers' Vows in the house, for he was burning all that met his eye
There were still some subjects, indeed, under which she believed they must always tremble -- the mention of a chest or a cabinet, for instance -- and she did not love the sight of japan in any shape: but even she could allow that an occasional memento of past folly, however painful, might not be without use.
But he must be friendly," reassured Clayton, "for he has returned your letter, nor did he offer to harm you, and unless I am mistaken he left a very substantial memento of his friendship outside the cabin door last night, for I just found the carcass of a wild boar there as I came out.
I'll een receive it, if ye like, as a bit Memento o' the time when I was o' some sma' sairvice to ye at the hottle.
She had been his wife's friend, and, as such, he had given her that silver vinaigrette as a memento.
When the audience recognized these familiar mementos of Pudd'nhead's old time childish "puttering" and folly, the tense and funereal interest vanished out of their faces, and the house burst into volleys of relieving and refreshing laughter, and Tom chirked up and joined in the fun himself; but Wilson was apparently not disturbed.