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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Present active participle of sciō (I can, know, understand).

ParticipleEdit

sciēns m or f or n (genitive scientis); third declension

  1. knowing, understanding
  2. conscious, aware
  3. knowledgeable, skilled
  4. (figuratively, of a woman) having sexual relations with a man.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative sciēns sciēns scientēs scientia
Genitive scientis scientis scientium scientium
Dative scientī scientī scientibus scientibus
Accusative scientem sciēns scientēs, scientīs scientia
Ablative sciente, scientī1 sciente, scientī1 scientibus scientibus
Vocative sciēns sciēns scientēs scientia

1When used purely as an adjective.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • sciens in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sciens in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sciens in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a good Latin scholar: bene latine doctus or sciens
    • (ambiguous) to acquire knowledge of a subject: scientia comprehendere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to enrich a person's knowledge: scientia augere aliquem
    • (ambiguous) logic, dialectic: dialectica (-ae or -orum) (pure Latin disserendi ratio et scientia)
    • (ambiguous) geographical knowledge: regionum terrestrium aut maritimarum scientia

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

sciens

  1. Alternative form of science