See also: idióta, idiotā, and idiotą

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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
    Synonyms: babeco, mascato, parvo, babiolo, pallouco, bolonio, lores, doudo

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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From idioto +‎ -a.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): [idiˈota]
  • Rhymes: -ota
  • Hyphenation: i‧di‧o‧ta

AdjectiveEdit

idiota (accusative singular idiotan, plural idiotaj, accusative plural idiotajn)

  1. idiotic

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

idiota m or f (plural idiotas)

  1. idiotic, stupid
    Synonyms: babeco, papán, parvo, babiolo, pallouco, bolonio, estroso, doudo

NounEdit

idiota m or f (plural idiotas)

  1. idiot

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /iˈdjɔ.ta/
  • Rhymes: -ɔta
  • Hyphenation: i‧diò‧ta

NounEdit

idiota m or f by sense (masculine plural idioti, feminine plural idiote)

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

AdjectiveEdit

idiota (masculine plural idioti, feminine plural idiote)

  1. idiotic

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

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

iodati, odiati

AnagramsEdit


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, an ignorant, uneducated or illiterate person
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (Medieval Latin) indigenous, rustic, opposite of foreign.
  3. (Medieval Latin) convert; conversus (lay brother)
  4. (Medieval Latin) private person

Usage notesEdit

  • (uneducated person): Sometimes used in a non-derogatory sense in Medieval Latin, partially influenced by a folk etymology deriving the term from idiōma, thus “one who speaks only their own language”, i.e. the vernacular and not Latin.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

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

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /iˈdjɔ.ta/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔta
  • Syllabification: i‧dio‧ta

NounEdit

idiota m pers (feminine idiotka)

  1. (derogatory) idiot
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:głupiec
  2. (pathology, 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.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

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

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /i.d͡ʒiˈɔ.tɐ/ [i.d͡ʒɪˈɔ.tɐ], (faster pronunciation) /iˈd͡ʒjɔ.tɐ/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /i.d͡ʒiˈɔ.ta/ [i.d͡ʒɪˈɔ.ta], (faster pronunciation) /iˈd͡ʒjɔ.ta/

  • Rhymes: -ɔtɐ
  • Hyphenation: i‧dio‧ta

AdjectiveEdit

idiota m or f (plural idiotas)

  1. idiotic
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:idiota

NounEdit

idiota m or f by sense (plural idiotas)

  1. idiot
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:idiota

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/ [iˈð̞jo.t̪a]
  • Rhymes: -ota
  • Syllabification: i‧dio‧ta

AdjectiveEdit

idiota (plural idiotas)

  1. idiotic

NounEdit

idiota m or f (plural idiotas)

  1. (derogatory) idiot, moron, fool, dork, eejit
  2. (derogatory) dick, jerk, schmuck, douchebag, asshole, ass, jackass, prick (i.e., a cocky or self-important individual without any foundation for it)

Usage notesEdit

  • Although in some contexts zonzo, bobo, tonto, menso, culero, tarado, idiota, imbécil, estúpido and pendejo may be synonyms, in most contexts they have a different degree of intensity, with zonzo having the mildest connotation, increasing in intensity in that rough order, to estúpido and pendejo, which have the most offensive meaning.

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