See also: Idiot and IDiot

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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from Old French idiote (later idiot), from Latin idiota, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης(idiṓtēs, a private citizen, one who has no professional knowledge, layman), from ἴδιος(ídios, one's own, pertaining to oneself, private); ἰδιώτης(idiṓtēs) was used derisively in ancient Athens to refer to one who declined to take part in public life.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

idiot ‎(plural idiots)

  1. (pejorative) A person of low general intelligence.
  2. (obsolete, medicine, psychology) A person of the lowest intellectual standing, a person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old; a person with an IQ below 30.

Usage notesEdit

  • The word "idiot" is usually used pejoratively, as an insult. It is a weak insult, however, and between close friends, family members, or lovers, is often completely nonaggressive.

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CzechEdit

NounEdit

idiot m

  1. idiot (disliked or slow-witted person)
  2. idiot (person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old)

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See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French (cf. also the older form idiote), borrowed from Latin idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης(idiṓtēs, layman) from ἴδιος(ídios, private).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

idiot m ‎(feminine singular idiote, masculine plural idiots, feminine plural idiotes)

  1. idiotic; stupid

NounEdit

idiot m ‎(plural idiots, feminine idiote)

  1. idiot

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης(idiṓtēs)

NounEdit

idiot m ‎(definite singular idioten, indefinite plural idioter, definite plural idiotene)

  1. an idiot, imbecile, fool

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης(idiṓtēs)

NounEdit

idiot m ‎(definite singular idioten, indefinite plural idiotar, definite plural idiotane)

  1. an idiot, imbecile, fool

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης(idiṓtēs, layman) from ἴδιος(ídios, private).

AdjectiveEdit

idiot m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular idiote)

  1. ignorant; narrow-minded

Usage notesEdit

  • The form idiote was sometimes used as both masculine and feminine, as a direct borrowing from Latin idiota.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (idiot, supplement)

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French idiot, itself borrowed from Latin idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης(idiṓtēs, layman) from ἴδιος(ídios, private).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

idiot m ‎(plural idioți, feminine equivalent idioată)

  1. idiot, moron, imbecile

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AdjectiveEdit

idiot m, n ‎(feminine singular idioată, masculine plural idioți, feminine and neuter plural idioate)

  1. stupid, idiotic, foolish, absurd

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης(idiṓtēs, a private citizen, one who has no professional knowledge, layman).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /idǐot/
  • Hyphenation: i‧di‧ot

NounEdit

idìot m ‎(Cyrillic spelling идѝот)

  1. idiot

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SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης(idiṓtēs, a private citizen, one who has no professional knowledge, layman).

NounEdit

idiot m ‎(genitive singular idiota, nominative plural idioti, declension pattern of chlap)

  1. (pejorative) idiot

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • idiot in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

idiot c

  1. (pejorative) idiot

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of idiot 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative idiot idioten idioter idioterna
Genitive idiots idiotens idioters idioternas