veritas

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vēritās.

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ˈvɛɹɪtɑːs/

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NounEdit

veritas (uncountable)

  1. Truth, particularly of a transcendent character.
    • 2007, March 4, “Alexandra Jacobs”, in Campus Exposure[1]:
      Over at Harvard, students are pursuing a different kind of sexual veritas.

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From vērus (true; real, adjective) +‎ -tās (suffix forming an abstract noun).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vēritās f (genitive vēritātis); third declension

  1. truth, truthfulness, verity
    • (Can we date this quote?), Iohannes 8:32
      Vēritās vōs līberābit.
      The truth will set you free.
  2. the true or real nature, reality

Usage notesEdit

  • Used in the abstract, compare vērum.

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vēritās vēritātēs
Genitive vēritātis vēritātum
Dative vēritātī vēritātibus
Accusative vēritātem vēritātēs
Ablative vēritāte vēritātibus
Vocative vēritās vēritātēs

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Proverbs with the word “veritas”

DescendantsEdit

ParticipleEdit

veritās

  1. accusative feminine plural of veritus

ReferencesEdit

  • veritas in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • veritas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • veritas in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • veritas in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to turn a deaf ear to, to open one's ears to..: aures claudere, patefacere (e.g. veritati, assentatoribus)
    • to be truthful in all one's statements: omnia ad veritatem dicere
    • truthful; veracious: veritatis amans, diligens, studiosus
    • to swerve from the truth: a veritate deflectere, desciscere
    • (1) to make a lifelike natural representation of a thing (used of the artist); (2) to be lifelike (of a work of art): veritatem imitari (Div. 1. 13. 23)
    • (ambiguous) veracity: veritas
    • (ambiguous) in everything nature defies imitation: in omni re vincit imitationem veritas