See also: indígena, indigèna, and indiĝena

English

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Noun

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indigena (plural indigenae)

  1. A native, local, indigenous inhabitant, aboriginal.
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Italian

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /inˈdi.d͡ʒe.na/
  • Rhymes: -idʒena
  • Hyphenation: in‧dì‧ge‧na

Adjective

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indigena

  1. feminine singular of indigeno

Noun

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indigena f (plural indigene)

  1. female equivalent of indigeno

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Latin

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Etymology 1

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Equivalent to indu- (inside) +‎ -gena (born), from a strengthened form of in- (into) + variant of gigno (I beget).

Adjective

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indigena (genitive indigenae); first-declension adjective (masculine and neuter forms identical to feminine forms)

  1. native, indigenous
    • c. 77 CE – 79 CE, Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia 14.72.2:
      Divi Augusti iudiciorum ac palati peritissimum e libertis censuram vini in epulas eius facientem dixisse hospiti de indigena vino, novum quidem sibi gustum esse eum atque non ex nobilibus, sed Caesarem non aliud poturum.
    • c. 417 CE, Rutilius Claudius Namatianus, De reditu suo 2.65:
      Indigenis superat ridentia lilia saxis, / Et levi radiat picta nitore silex.
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First-declension adjective (masculine and neuter forms identical to feminine forms).

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative indigena indigenae indigena
Genitive indigenae indigenārum
Dative indigenīs
Accusative indigenam indigena indigenās indigena
Ablative indigenā indigenīs
Vocative indigena indigenae indigena

Noun

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indigena m (genitive indigenae); first declension

  1. a native
Descendants
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  • Catalan: indígena
  • French: indigène
  • Sicilian: nnìggina

References

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  • indigena”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • indigena”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • indigena in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.

Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective

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indigena

  1. inflection of indigenus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

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indigenā

  1. ablative feminine singular of indigenus
See also: indígena and indiĝena

Occitan

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indigena m (feminine singular indigena, masculine plural indigenas, feminine plural indigenas)

  1. Alternative spelling of indigèna (indigenous)