See also: ideá, -idea, and idea-

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin idea (a (Platonic) idea; archetype), from Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa, notion, pattern), from εἴδω (eídō, I see). Cognate with French idée. Doublet of idée.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

idea (plural ideas or (rare) ideæ)

  1. (philosophy) An abstract archetype of a given thing, compared to which real-life examples are seen as imperfect approximations; pure essence, as opposed to actual examples. [from 14th c.]
    • 2013 October 19, “Trouble at the lab”, in The Economist, volume 409, number 8858:
      The idea that the same experiments always get the same results, no matter who performs them, is one of the cornerstones of science’s claim to objective truth. If a systematic campaign of replication does not lead to the same results, then either the original research is flawed (as the replicators claim) or the replications are (as many of the original researchers on priming contend). Either way, something is awry.
  2. (obsolete) The conception of someone or something as representing a perfect example; an ideal. [16th-19th c.]
  3. (obsolete) The form or shape of something; a quintessential aspect or characteristic. [16th-18th c.]
  4. An image of an object that is formed in the mind or recalled by the memory. [from 16th c.]
    The mere idea of you is enough to excite me.
  5. More generally, any result of mental activity; a thought, a notion; a way of thinking. [from 17th c.]
  6. A conception in the mind of something to be done; a plan for doing something, an intention. [from 17th c.]
    I have an idea of how we might escape.
  7. A purposeful aim or goal; intent
    Yeah, that's the idea.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 3, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      My hopes wa'n't disappointed. I never saw clams thicker than they was along them inshore flats. I filled my dreener in no time, and then it come to me that 'twouldn't be a bad idee to get a lot more, take 'em with me to Wellmouth, and peddle 'em out. Clams was fairly scarce over that side of the bay and ought to fetch a fair price.
    • 2013 June 1, “End of the peer show”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 71:
      Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. Those that want to borrow are matched with those that want to lend.
  8. A vague or fanciful notion; a feeling or hunch; an impression. [from 17th c.]
    He had the wild idea that if he leant forward a little, he might be able to touch the mountain-top.
  9. (music) A musical theme or melodic subject. [from 18th c.]

SynonymsEdit

  • (mental transcript, image, or picture): image

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DescendantsEdit

  • Japanese: アイディア (aidia), アイデア (aidea)

TranslationsEdit

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin idea, from Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa, notion, pattern), from εἴδω (eídō, I see).

NounEdit

idea f (plural idees)

  1. idea

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin idea, from Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa, notion, pattern), from εἴδω (eídō, I see).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

idea f (plural idees)

  1. idea (clarification of this definition is needed)

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Further readingEdit


ChineseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English idea.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

idea

  1. (Cantonese) idea

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin idea, from Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa), from εἴδω (eídō).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

idea f

  1. idea (that which exists in the mind as the result of mental activity)

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • idea in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • idea in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin idea, from Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa, notion, pattern).

NounEdit

idea

  1. idea

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of idea (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative idea ideat
genitive idean ideoiden
ideoitten
partitive ideaa ideoita
illative ideaan ideoihin
singular plural
nominative idea ideat
accusative nom. idea ideat
gen. idean
genitive idean ideoiden
ideoitten
ideainrare
partitive ideaa ideoita
inessive ideassa ideoissa
elative ideasta ideoista
illative ideaan ideoihin
adessive idealla ideoilla
ablative idealta ideoilta
allative idealle ideoille
essive ideana ideoina
translative ideaksi ideoiksi
instructive ideoin
abessive ideatta ideoitta
comitative ideoineen
Possessive forms of idea (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person ideani ideamme
2nd person ideasi ideanne
3rd person ideansa

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin idea, from Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa, notion, pattern), from εἴδω (eídō, I see).

NounEdit

idea f (plural ideas)

  1. idea

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin idea, from Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa, notion, pattern). [1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈidɛɒ]
  • Hyphenation: idea
  • Rhymes:

NounEdit

idea (plural ideák)

  1. (philosophy or formal) idea
    Synonyms: eszme, ötlet, gondolat

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative idea ideák
accusative ideát ideákat
dative ideának ideáknak
instrumental ideával ideákkal
causal-final ideáért ideákért
translative ideává ideákká
terminative ideáig ideákig
essive-formal ideaként ideákként
essive-modal
inessive ideában ideákban
superessive ideán ideákon
adessive ideánál ideáknál
illative ideába ideákba
sublative ideára ideákra
allative ideához ideákhoz
elative ideából ideákból
delative ideáról ideákról
ablative ideától ideáktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
ideáé ideáké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
ideáéi ideákéi
Possessive forms of idea
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. ideám ideáim
2nd person sing. ideád ideáid
3rd person sing. ideája ideái
1st person plural ideánk ideáink
2nd person plural ideátok ideáitok
3rd person plural ideájuk ideáik

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

Further readingEdit

  • idea in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

idea (plural ideas)

  1. idea

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin idea, from Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa, notion, pattern), from εἴδω (eídō, I see).

NounEdit

idea f (plural idee)

  1. idea
    buon'ideagood idea
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

idea

  1. inflection of ideare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Further readingEdit

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

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa, notion, pattern).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

idea f (genitive ideae); first declension

  1. idea
  2. prototype (Platonic)

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative idea ideae
Genitive ideae ideārum
Dative ideae ideīs
Accusative ideam ideās
Ablative ideā ideīs
Vocative idea ideae

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


MalayEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English idea, from Latin idea (a (Platonic) idea; archetype), from Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa, notion, pattern), from εἴδω (eídō, I see).

NounEdit

idea (plural idea-idea, informal 1st possessive ideaku, impolite 2nd possessive ideamu, 3rd possessive ideanya)

  1. idea.

Alternative formsEdit

  • ide (Indonesia, Timor-Leste)

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian idea, from Latin idea, from Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

idea f (plural ideat)

  1. idea

Northern SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

idea

  1. idea

InflectionEdit

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Further readingEdit

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin idea, from Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa), from εἴδω (eídō).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

idea f (diminutive idejka)

  1. idea (image of an object that is formed in the mind or recalled by the memory)
    Synonym: pomysł
  2. (philosophy) idea (abstract archetype of a given thing, compared to which real-life examples are seen as imperfect)
  3. keynote, mission statement

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • idea in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • idea in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian ideare.

VerbEdit

a idea (third-person singular present ideează, past participle ideat1st conj.

  1. to invent, to conceive

ConjugationEdit


SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin idea (a (Platonic) idea; archetype), from Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa, notion, pattern), from εἴδω (eídō, I see).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

idea f (genitive singular idey, nominative plural idey, genitive plural ideí, declension pattern of idea)

  1. idea (that which exists in the mind as the result of mental activity)

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • idea in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /iˈdea/, [iˈð̞e.a]

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin idea, from Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa, notion, pattern), from εἴδω (eídō, to see). Compare Portuguese ideia.

NounEdit

idea f (plural ideas)

  1. idea
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

idea

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of idear.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of idear.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of idear.

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