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idiota

See also: idiotā

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs, layman) from ἴδιος (ídios, private).

NounEdit

idiota m (plural idioti) idiota f (plural idiote)

  1. (pejorative) idiot, moron, clot

AdjectiveEdit

idiota m (feminine idiota, masculine plural idioti, feminine plural idiote)

  1. idiotic

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LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs, person not involved in public affairs, layman), from ἴδιος (ídios, private).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

idiōta m (genitive idiōtae); first declension

  1. (pejorative) idiot

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative idiōta idiōtae
genitive idiōtae idiōtārum
dative idiōtae idiōtīs
accusative idiōtam idiōtās
ablative idiōtā idiōtīs
vocative idiōta idiōtae

LatvianEdit

NounEdit

idiota m

  1. genitive singular form of idiots

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

idiota m (feminine idiotka)

  1. idiot
  2. (medicine, obsolete) person with severe mental retardation

Usage notesEdit

In obsolete medical usage, idiota referred to severe cases of developmental disability. Milder forms were described with the words imbecyl and debil.

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs, layman) from ἴδιος (ídios, private).

AdjectiveEdit

idiota m, f (plural idiotas; comparable)

  1. idiotic

NounEdit

idiota m f (plural idiotas)

  1. idiot

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs, layman) from ἴδιος (ídios, private).

AdjectiveEdit

idiota m, f (plural idiotas)

  1. idiotic

NounEdit

idiota m, f (plural idiotas)

  1. (pejorative) idiot

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