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Borrowed from Latin grātia, Italian grazia, Spanish gracia and Portuguese graça, English grace and French grâce.


gratia (plural gratias)

  1. grace, mercy, elegance

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From grātus (pleasing), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷerH- (to praise; to welcome).



grātia f (genitive grātiae); first declension

  1. grace
  2. thankfulness
  3. (plural) thanks (see gratias ago)
    Alicui gratiās agere.
    To thank someone.
  4. sake; pleasure
    Mitte hunc meā gratiā.
    Let him alone for my sake.
    Hominum grātiā generatur, aluntur bēstiae.
    It is for the sake of man that beasts are bred.
  5. (figurative) friendship
    Tēcum in grātiam rediī.
    I have become your friend.


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative grātia grātiae
Genitive grātiae grātiārum
Dative grātiae grātiīs
Accusative grātiam grātiās
Ablative grātiā grātiīs
Vocative grātia grātiae

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grātiā (+ genitive)

  1. for the sake of

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  • gratia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • gratia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • gratia in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • gratia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be popular with; to stand well with a person: in gratia esse apud aliquem
    • to be highly favoured by; to be influential with..: multum valere gratia apud aliquem
    • to be highly favoured by; to be influential with..: florere gratia alicuius
    • to gain a person's esteem, friendship: gratiam inire ab aliquoor apud aliquem
    • to gain a person's esteem, friendship: in gratiam alicuius venire
    • to court a person's favour; to ingratiate oneself with..: gratiam alicuius sibi quaerere, sequi, more strongly aucupari
    • to owe gratitude to; to be under an obligation to a person: gratiam alicui debere
    • to feel gratitude (in one's heart): gratiam alicui habere
    • to show gratitude (in one's acts): gratiam alicui referre (meritam, debitam) pro aliqua re
    • to thank a person (in words): gratias alicui agere pro aliqua re
    • to merit thanks; to do a thankworthy action: gratiam mereri
    • to reward amply; to give manifold recompense for: bonam (praeclaram) gratiam referre
    • to reconcile two people; to be a mediator: in gratiam aliquem cum aliquo reducere
    • to be reconciled; to make up a quarrel: in gratiam cum aliquo redire
    • popular favour; popularity: populi favor, gratia popularis
    • to court popularity: gratiam populi quaerere
    • to have great influence: opibus, gratia, auctoritate valere, florere
    • to acquire influence: opes, gratiam, potentiam consequi
    • to gain some one's favour: gratiam inire apud aliquem, ab aliquo (cf. sect. V. 12)