found on abstract nouns
borrowed from Latin, usually denoting a status, role, or function (matrimony; testimony),
or a personal quality or kind of behavior (acrimony; sanctimony).
< Latin -mōnium
(usually deadjectival), presumably orig. derivatives with -ium -ium
, -ia -ia
an adj. or noun suffix, cognate with Greek -mōn
); cf. alimony