- memento (n.)
- c. 1400, "Psalm cxxxi in the Canon of the Mass" (which begins with the Latin word Memento and in which the dead are commemorated), from Latin memento "remember," imperative of meminisse "to remember, recollect, think of, bear in mind," a reduplicated form, related to mens "mind" (see mind (n.)). Meaning "reminder, object serving as a warning" is from 1580s; sense of "keepsake" is first recorded 1768.
- 1. a memento of our trip to Italy
- 2. The photos will be a permanent memento of your wedding.
- 3. My friend gave me his picture as a memento before going away.
- 4. Please give your autograph as a memento.
- 5. More anglers are taking cameras when they go fishing to provide a memento of catches.
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