In the card game Dominion, I always thought that the “Platinum” card, in the plural form, would be “Platinums”. However, Dominion Online lists the plural form as “Platina”.

Is this correct, or is Dominion Online wrong?

  • Do dictionaries (eg Wiktionary) have anything to say on the matter? If they don't list any plural form, what does this suggest? // What if 'platina' had another related meaning (Free Dictionary? Would this make the whimsical plural more or less acceptable? Nov 12, 2019 at 19:24
  • The plural of several metals refers to common objects made from those metals. For example irons, coppers, leads, but I don't know of silvers, golds, etc unless it refers to colours. Nov 12, 2019 at 19:32
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    Given that the card is a proper noun in the game, presumably they can make it plural however they like. Nov 12, 2019 at 19:32
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    Whatever the game wishes, but hardly a concern of this site. In English platinum is a metal and uncountable. I would say “platinum cards”, but then, I would, wouldn’t I?
    – David
    Nov 12, 2019 at 19:33
  • Platinumerous, obviously.
    – Hot Licks
    Nov 12, 2019 at 20:34

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According to The Cambridge Dictionary the plural form is the same as the singular one:

platinum noun (no plural )

a silver-coloured metal that is very valuable

Plata is the Spanish form from which platinum derives:

Origin of platinum

Modern Latin from Spanish platina, diminutive of plata, silver from Prov, metal plate, silver bar, silver from Vulgar Latin an unverified form plattus, flat.


The plural form for the game is “platinum cards”:

Platinum is a basic Treasure card from Prosperity. It and Colony may be added to the supply in games using Kingdom cards from Prosperity. The Platinum pile contains 12 cards.

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    ................. LMGTFY Nov 12, 2019 at 19:32
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    @EdwinAshworth .......FBVRC.
    – user 66974
    Nov 12, 2019 at 19:34
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    'No plural' is very different from ' the plural form is the same as the singular one'. 'Clothing' has no plural form. 'Sheep' covers both the singular and the plural form. Nov 12, 2019 at 19:43

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