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Etymology 1Edit

intellegēns (understanding, discerning) +‎ -ia (abstract noun suffix).


intellegentia f (genitive intellegentiae); first declension

  1. intelligence, the power of discernment
  2. understanding, knowledge
  3. taste, skill, the capacity to be a connoisseur

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative intellegentia intellegentiae
genitive intellegentiae intellegentiārum
dative intellegentiae intellegentiīs
accusative intellegentiam intellegentiās
ablative intellegentiā intellegentiīs
vocative intellegentia intellegentiae
Related termsEdit

From the alternative form intelligentia:

Etymology 2Edit

See etymology on the main entry.



  1. nominative neuter plural of intellegēns
  2. accusative neuter plural of intellegēns
  3. vocative neuter plural of intellegēns


  • intellegentia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • intellegentia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • intellegentia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to accommodate something to the standard of the popular intelligence: ad intellegentiam communem or popularem accommodare aliquid
    • vague, undeveloped ideas: intellegentiae adumbratae or incohatae (De Leg. 1. 22. 59)
    • (ambiguous) to possess great ability: intellegentia or mente multum valere