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EtymologyEdit

From avārus (greedy, avaricious, covetous), from aveō (wish, desire, long for, crave).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /a.waːˈri.ti.a/, [a.waːˈrɪ.ti.a]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /a.vaˈri.t͡si.a/, [a.vaˈriː.t͡si.a]
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NounEdit

avāritia f (genitive avāritiae); first declension

  1. A greedy desire for possessions or gain; avarice, greediness, covetousness, rapacity.
  2. Eagerness for food, gluttony, voracity.
  3. Stinginess, niggardliness, miserliness, meanness.

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative avāritia avāritiae
Genitive avāritiae avāritiārum
Dative avāritiae avāritiīs
Accusative avāritiam avāritiās
Ablative avāritiā avāritiīs
Vocative avāritia avāritiae

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