absentia

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin absentia (being away, absence), from absēns (absent), present active participle of absum (I am away or absent); compare absent.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /æbˈsɛn(t)ʃi.ə/, /æbˈsɛn(t)ʃə/

NounEdit

absentia

  1. absence

Usage notesEdit

  • This sense of the word absentia is normally found only in the borrowed Latin phrase in absentia (while absent); however, perhaps due to reanalysis of Latin in as English in, variants are occasionally found, such as “in his absentia” (meaning “while he was absent”). Such variants may be considered nonstandard.

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InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

absentia (plural absentias)

  1. absence

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From absēns (absent) +‎ -ia, present active participle of absum (I am away or absent), from ab (from, away from) + sum (I am).

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NounEdit

absentia f (genitive absentiae); first declension

  1. absence

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative absentia absentiae
Genitive absentiae absentiārum
Dative absentiae absentiīs
Accusative absentiam absentiās
Ablative absentiā absentiīs
Vocative absentia absentiae

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