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EtymologyEdit

From īnstruō (build, construct; arrange).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

īnstructiō f (genitive īnstructiōnis); third declension

  1. A constructing, erecting, building, insertion.
  2. An arranging, planting, setting in array; formation.
  3. (figuratively) An instruction, training.

Usage notesEdit

Note that there is a disagreement between whether a macron on the "u" is correct or not, as in īnstructiō or īnstrūctiō, and hence all other forms.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative īnstructiō īnstructiōnēs
genitive īnstructiōnis īnstructiōnum
dative īnstructiōnī īnstructiōnibus
accusative īnstructiōnem īnstructiōnēs
ablative īnstructiōne īnstructiōnibus
vocative īnstructiō īnstructiōnēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • instructio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • instructio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • instructio” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • instructio in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016