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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From dē- +‎ laciō (I snare, entice), probably via (very rare) dēliciō. Compare, in the sense of a corner beam, sublica; in the sense of a gutter, colliciae; in the sense of a sweetheart, dēliciae. The analogy is of gathering, whether of architectural thrust, water, or affection.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dēlicia f (genitive dēliciae); first declension

  1. The corner-beam supporting an edifice
  2. A gutter
  3. (very rare) Synonym of dēliciae
    c. 125 CE – 180 CE, Apuleius :
    Et Critias mea delicia est.
    And Critias is my treasure.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative dēlicia dēliciae
Genitive dēliciae dēliciārum
Dative dēliciae dēliciīs
Accusative dēliciam dēliciās
Ablative dēliciā dēliciīs
Vocative dēlicia dēliciae

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PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

delicia

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of deliciar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of deliciar

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dēliciae.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

delicia f (plural delicias)

  1. delight
  2. pleasure

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