noun, plural me·men·tos, me·men·toes.
Origin of memento
Examples from the Web for mementos
Fleeing their homes, many Syrians left behind middle-class lives; most arrived with none of the mementos that stir memory.
“In theory these mementos serve to bring back the moment,” she writes in the book.
The room is deliciously crowded with books, photographs, and mementos—things Didion once treasured for the memories they evoked.
These bequests are not made for the intrinsic value of them, but as mementos of my esteem and regard.Finger-Ring Lore|William Jones
Only the day before he had found and destroyed a little hoard of mementos which seemed to reproach him with his lack of success.The Barrier|Allen French
She put back the mementos, stepped out of the cage, put her arms fiercely around him.A World Apart|Samuel Kimball Merwin
I write in the midst of these mementos of the past, in the fresh hour of early morning, in the fated Hall of the Abencerrages.Washington Irving|Charles Dudley Warner
The father of her son looks into her eyes and points to the mementos of their early love.Iconoclasts|James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for mementos
noun plural -tos or -toes
Word Origin for memento
Word Origin and History for mementos
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.