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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

idiota (plural idiotas)

  1. (derogatory, slang, US) fool or imbecile

SynonymsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

idiota (masculine and feminine plural idiotes)

  1. idiotic

NounEdit

idiota m or f (plural idiotes)

  1. idiot; fool

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

idiota m (plural idioti) idiota f (plural idiote)

  1. (derogatory) idiot, moron, maroon, clot

AdjectiveEdit

idiota (feminine singular idiota, masculine plural idioti, feminine plural idiote)

  1. idiotic

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit

iodati, odiati


LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs, person not involved in public affairs, layman), from ἴδιος (ídios, private).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

idiōta m (genitive idiōtae); first declension

  1. (derogatory) idiot
  2. (Medieval Latin) indigenous, rustic, opposite of foreign.
    • 1678, du Cange, Glossarium mediæ et infimæ latinitatis, page 284a:
      Testis fuit, se vidisse Presbyterum de Hienvilla, servos et liberos parochiales ex debito ad sepulturam suscepisse, seque interfuisse ; Presbyterum vero Puteacensem in præsentia Presbyteri de Hienvilla tantummodo locum suscepisse idiotæ. i.

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative idiōta idiōtae
Genitive idiōtae idiōtārum
Dative idiōtae idiōtīs
Accusative idiōtam idiōtās
Ablative idiōtā idiōtīs
Vocative idiōta idiōtae

DescendantsEdit

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LatvianEdit

NounEdit

idiota m

  1. genitive singular form of idiots

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /idˈjɔ.ta/
  • (file)

NounEdit

idiota m pers (feminine idiotka)

  1. idiot
  2. (medicine, obsolete) person with severe mental retardation

Usage notesEdit

In obsolete medical usage, idiota referred to severe cases of developmental disability. Milder forms were described with the words imbecyl and debil.

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

idiota (plural idiotas, comparable)

  1. idiotic

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

idiota m, f (plural idiotas)

  1. idiot

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • idiota” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /iˈdjota/, [iˈðjot̪a]

AdjectiveEdit

idiota (plural idiotas)

  1. idiotic

NounEdit

idiota m or f (plural idiotas)

  1. (derogatory) idiot

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit