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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From sciēns, present participle of sciō ‎(I know, understand).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

scientia f ‎(genitive scientiae); first declension

  1. knowledge
    1597, Sir Francis Bacon, Meditationes Sacrae:
    Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est.
    And thus knowledge itself is power.

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative scientia scientiae
genitive scientiae scientiārum
dative scientiae scientiīs
accusative scientiam scientiās
ablative scientiā scientiīs
vocative scientia scientiae

DescendantsEdit

ParticipleEdit

scientia

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

ReferencesEdit

  • scientia in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • scientia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • SCIENTIA” in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • scientia” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to possess literary knowledge: litterarum scientiam (only in sing.) habere
    • to acquire knowledge of a subject: scientiam alicuius rei consequi
    • (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
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