Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /iɲˈɲa.vja/
  • Rhymes: -avja
  • Hyphenation: i‧gnà‧via

Noun edit

ignavia f (plural ignavie)

  1. indolence, laxity, sloth

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Latin edit

Etymology edit

From ignāvus +‎ -ia.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ignāvia f (genitive ignāviae); first declension

  1. inactivity, laziness, idleness, sloth, listlessness
    Synonyms: pigritia, sēgnitia, desidia, inertia, sōcordia, ōtium
    Antonyms: impigritās, alacritās, strēnuitās, āctīvitās
  2. cowardice, worthlessness

Declension edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ignāvia ignāviae
Genitive ignāviae ignāviārum
Dative ignāviae ignāviīs
Accusative ignāviam ignāviās
Ablative ignāviā ignāviīs
Vocative ignāvia ignāviae

References edit

  • ignavia”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ignavia”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ignavia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to abandon oneself to inactivity and apathy: ignaviae et socordiae se dare
    • to pass one's life in luxury and idleness: per luxum et ignaviam aetatem agere