ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ālea.

NounEdit

alea f (plural alee)

  1. risk
  2. uncertainty

Related termsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originally "pivot-bone" or "joint-bone," since bones were used as early dice; from axis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ālea f (genitive āleae); first declension

  1. (games) a die
    • 121 CE, Suetonius, De vita Caesarum divi Iuli.33
      Caesar: ... "Iacta alea est", inquit.
      Caesar said ... "the die is cast".
  2. (games) any game involving dice
  3. (gambling) the game of chance
  4. vocative singular of ālea

āleā

  1. ablative singular of ālea

InflectionEdit

First declension (1). First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ālea āleae
genitive āleae āleārum
dative āleae āleīs
accusative āleam āleās
ablative āleā āleīs
vocative ālea āleae

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • alea in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ale, from Latin illae, nominative feminine plural of ille.

DeterminerEdit

alea

  1. feminine plural nominative form of ăla those
  2. feminine plural accusative form of ăla

PronounEdit

alea

  1. feminine plural of ăla those ones

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

alea

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of alear.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of alear.
Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 13:05