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LatinEdit

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.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

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

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.

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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