certamen etymology

Latin word certamen comes from Latin certo, Latin -men (Forms neuter nouns of the third declension.)

Detailed word origin of certamen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
certo Latin (lat) certainly, surely. With certainty, without doubt (legal) I dispute.. (military) I fight it out.. (with infinitive) I try hard.. I fight, wrestle.. I contend, compete.. I struggle, strive.
-men Latin (lat) Forms neuter nouns of the third declension.
certamen Latin (lat) A battle, engagement, combat.. A contest, struggle, strife.. An object contended for, prize.

Words with the same origin as certamen

Descendants of -men
agmen flumen