See also: acedía and acedią

English

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Etymology

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From Latin acēdia. Doublet of accidie.

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Noun

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acedia (uncountable)

  1. Spiritual or mental sloth.
    Synonyms: accedie, ennui, weltschmerz
  2. Apathy; a lack of care or interest; indifference.
    Synonyms: apathy, indifference
  3. Boredom; a melancholy leading to desperation. Synonyms: ennui, accidie, weltschmerz

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Italian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Late Latin acēdia, from Ancient Greek ἀκηδίᾱ (akēdíā, negligence). Doublet of accidia.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /aˈt͡ʃɛ.dja/
  • Rhymes: -ɛdja
  • Hyphenation: a‧cè‧dia

Noun

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acedia f (plural acedie)

  1. acedia

Further reading

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  • acedia in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀκηδίᾱ (akēdíā, negligence), which is derived from κῆδος (kêdos, care, accuracy).[1]

Pronunciation 1

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Noun

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acēdia f (genitive acēdiae); first declension

  1. sloth, torpor
Declension
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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative acēdia acēdiae
Genitive acēdiae acēdiārum
Dative acēdiae acēdiīs
Accusative acēdiam acēdiās
Ablative acēdiā acēdiīs
Vocative acēdia acēdiae
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Pronunciation 2

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Noun

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acēdiā f

  1. ablative singular of acēdia

References

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  1. ^ “accidia” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, →ISBN

Polish

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Latin acedia, from Ancient Greek ἀκηδίᾱ (akēdíā).[1] First attested in 1870[2].

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /aˈt͡sɛ.dja/
  • Rhymes: -ɛdja
  • Syllabification: a‧ce‧dia

Noun

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acedia f

  1. acedia (spiritual or mental sloth)

Declension

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References

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  1. ^ Mirosław Bańko, Lidia Wiśniakowska (2021) “acedia”, in Wielki słownik wyrazów obcych, →ISBN
  2. ^ Kurjer Warszawski[1] (in Polish), volume 50, number 41, 1870, page 2

Further reading

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  • acedia in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

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Verb

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acedia

  1. first/third-person singular imperfect indicative of aceder