See also: ideá, -idea, and idea-

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin idea (a (Platonic) idea; archetype), from Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idéa, notion, pattern), from εἴδω (eídō, I see), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (to know; see). Cognate with French idée. Doublet of idée. Related to idol, idolum, and eidolon.

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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[rosby] Lincoln, chapter III, in Mr. Pratt’s Patients, New York, N.Y., London: D[aniel] Appleton and Company, →OCLC:
      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.]

Synonyms edit

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

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Descendants edit

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

Translations edit

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References edit

  1. ^ Stanley, Oma (1937), “II. Vowel Sounds in Unstressed and Partially Stressed Syllables”, in The Speech of East Texas (American Speech: Reprints and Monographs; 2), New York: Columbia University Press, →DOI, →ISBN, § I.4, page 40.

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Asturian edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

idea f (plural idees)

  1. idea

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Catalan edit

Alternative forms edit

  • ideia (dialectal, proscribed)

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin idea, from Ancient Greek.

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Noun edit

idea f (plural idees)

  1. An idea, a mental representation of a real or imaginary thing
    La idea de justícia.The idea of justice.
  2. An elementary or general notion of something
    No en tenia la més petita idea.I/She/He didn't have the slightest idea.
  3. A concept to be realized, plan of action, purpose, intention
    M’agrada, la idea'!I like the idea!
  4. The fundamental, substantial part of a doctrine, a reasoning, etc
    La idea cristiana.The Christian idea.

Usage notes edit

  • Often pronounced as ideia.

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Chinese edit

Etymology edit

From English idea.

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Noun edit

idea

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) idea; plan

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Czech edit

Etymology edit

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

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Noun edit

idea f

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

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Further reading edit

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

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈideɑ/, [ˈide̞ɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ideɑ
  • Syllabification(key): i‧de‧a

Noun edit

idea

  1. idea

Declension edit

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
abessive ideatta ideoitta
instructive ideoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of idea (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative ideani ideani
accusative nom. ideani ideani
gen. ideani
genitive ideani ideoideni
ideoitteni
ideainirare
partitive ideaani ideoitani
inessive ideassani ideoissani
elative ideastani ideoistani
illative ideaani ideoihini
adessive ideallani ideoillani
ablative idealtani ideoiltani
allative idealleni ideoilleni
essive ideanani ideoinani
translative ideakseni ideoikseni
abessive ideattani ideoittani
instructive
comitative ideoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative ideasi ideasi
accusative nom. ideasi ideasi
gen. ideasi
genitive ideasi ideoidesi
ideoittesi
ideaisirare
partitive ideaasi ideoitasi
inessive ideassasi ideoissasi
elative ideastasi ideoistasi
illative ideaasi ideoihisi
adessive ideallasi ideoillasi
ablative idealtasi ideoiltasi
allative ideallesi ideoillesi
essive ideanasi ideoinasi
translative ideaksesi ideoiksesi
abessive ideattasi ideoittasi
instructive
comitative ideoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative ideamme ideamme
accusative nom. ideamme ideamme
gen. ideamme
genitive ideamme ideoidemme
ideoittemme
ideaimmerare
partitive ideaamme ideoitamme
inessive ideassamme ideoissamme
elative ideastamme ideoistamme
illative ideaamme ideoihimme
adessive ideallamme ideoillamme
ablative idealtamme ideoiltamme
allative ideallemme ideoillemme
essive ideanamme ideoinamme
translative ideaksemme ideoiksemme
abessive ideattamme ideoittamme
instructive
comitative ideoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative ideanne ideanne
accusative nom. ideanne ideanne
gen. ideanne
genitive ideanne ideoidenne
ideoittenne
ideainnerare
partitive ideaanne ideoitanne
inessive ideassanne ideoissanne
elative ideastanne ideoistanne
illative ideaanne ideoihinne
adessive ideallanne ideoillanne
ablative idealtanne ideoiltanne
allative ideallenne ideoillenne
essive ideananne ideoinanne
translative ideaksenne ideoiksenne
abessive ideattanne ideoittanne
instructive
comitative ideoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative ideansa ideansa
accusative nom. ideansa ideansa
gen. ideansa
genitive ideansa ideoidensa
ideoittensa
ideainsarare
partitive ideaansa ideoitaan
ideoitansa
inessive ideassaan
ideassansa
ideoissaan
ideoissansa
elative ideastaan
ideastansa
ideoistaan
ideoistansa
illative ideaansa ideoihinsa
adessive ideallaan
ideallansa
ideoillaan
ideoillansa
ablative idealtaan
idealtansa
ideoiltaan
ideoiltansa
allative idealleen
ideallensa
ideoilleen
ideoillensa
essive ideanaan
ideanansa
ideoinaan
ideoinansa
translative ideakseen
ideaksensa
ideoikseen
ideoiksensa
abessive ideattaan
ideattansa
ideoittaan
ideoittansa
instructive
comitative ideoineen
ideoinensa

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Galician edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

idea f (plural ideas)

  1. idea

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Hungarian edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

idea (plural ideák)

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

Declension edit

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

References edit

  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 reading edit

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

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Noun edit

idea (plural ideas)

  1. idea

Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /iˈdɛ.a/
  • Rhymes: -ɛa
  • Hyphenation: i‧dè‧a

Etymology 1 edit

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

Noun edit

idea f (plural idee)

  1. idea
    buon'ideagood idea
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Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit

idea

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

Further reading edit

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

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Latin edit

Etymology edit

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

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Noun edit

idea f (genitive ideae); first declension

  1. idea
  2. prototype (Platonic)

Declension edit

First-declension noun.

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

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Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

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

  1. idea

Alternative forms edit

  • ide (Indonesia, Timor-Leste)

Maltese edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Italian idea.

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Noun edit

idea f (plural ideat)

  1. idea; thought; opinion

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Northern Sami edit

Etymology edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation edit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈitea̯/

Noun edit

idea

  1. idea

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Further reading edit

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002–2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[2], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

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Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Latin idea.

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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

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adjectives
adverbs
nouns

Further reading edit

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

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Italian ideare.

Verb edit

a idea (third-person singular present ideează, past participle ideat) 1st conj.

  1. to invent, to conceive

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Slovak edit

Etymology edit

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

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Noun edit

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)

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Further reading edit

  • idea”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /iˈdea/ [iˈð̞e.a]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -ea
  • Syllabification: i‧de‧a

Etymology 1 edit

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

Noun edit

idea f (plural ideas)

  1. idea
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Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

idea

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

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Tagalog edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: i‧de‧a
  • IPA(key): /ʔideˈa/, [ʔɪ.dɛˈa]
  • IPA(key): /ʔiˈdea/, [ʔɪˈdɛ.ɐ]

Noun edit

ideá or idea (Baybayin spelling ᜁᜇᜒᜌ)

  1. idea; opinion
    Synonyms: palagay, opinyon, kuro-kuro
  2. plan; intention
    Synonyms: balak, layon, hangad

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