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communitas

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin commūnitās.

NounEdit

communitas (uncountable)

  1. An unstructured community in which people are equal.
  2. The very spirit of community; an intense community spirit, the feeling of great social equality, solidarity, and togetherness.

QuotationsEdit

  • 1986. Victor W. Turner. The Anthropology of Experience. University of Illinois Press: 1986, page 43:[1]
    A sense of harmony with the universe is made evident and the whole planet is felt to be communitas.
  • 1991. Victor Turner. Contesting the Sacred, Routledge, 1991:
    The achievement of communitas is the pilgrim's fundamental motivation.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From commūnis (common, public)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

commūnitās f (genitive commūnitātis); third declension

  1. a community
  2. public spirit, a sense of duty and willingness to serve one's community

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative commūnitās commūnitātēs
genitive commūnitātis commūnitātum
dative commūnitātī commūnitātibus
accusative commūnitātem commūnitātēs
ablative commūnitāte commūnitātibus
vocative commūnitās commūnitātēs

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