Idiota
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Idiota
See also: idiot? and idióta

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish idiota, from Latin idi?ta ("idiot"), from Ancient Greek ? (idi?t?s, "layman") from (ídios, "private").

Noun

idiota (plural idiotas)

  1. (derogatory, slang, US) fool or imbecile

Synonyms


Catalan

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin idi?ta, from Ancient Greek ? (idi?t?s, "layman") from (ídios, "private").

Adjective

idiota (masculine and feminine plural idiotes)

  1. idiotic

Noun

idiota m or f (plural idiotes)

  1. idiot; fool

Derived terms

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Further reading


Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin idi?ta, from Ancient Greek ? (idi?t?s, "layman") from (ídios, "private").

Noun

idiota m (plural idioti) idiota f (plural idiote)

  1. (derogatory) idiot, moron, maroon, clot

Adjective

idiota (feminine singular idiota, masculine plural idioti, feminine plural idiote)

  1. idiotic

Related terms

Anagrams

iodati, odiati


Latin

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ? (idi?t?s, "person not involved in public affairs, layman"), from (ídios, "private").

Pronunciation

Noun

idi?ta m (genitive idi?tae); first declension

  1. (derogatory) idiot
  2. (Medieval Latin) indigenous, rustic, opposite of foreign.
    • 1678, du Cange, Glossarium mediæ et infimæ latinitatis, page 284a:
      Testis fuit, se vidisse Presbyterum de Hienvilla, servos et liberos parochiales ex debito ad sepulturam suscepisse, seque interfuisse ; Presbyterum vero Puteacensem in præsentia Presbyteri de Hienvilla tantummodo locum suscepisse idiotæ. i.

Declension

First-declension noun.

Descendants

References


Latvian

Noun

idiota m

  1. genitive singular form of idiots

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /id'j?.ta/
  • (file)

Noun

idiota m pers (feminine idiotka)

  1. idiot
  2. (medicine, obsolete) person with severe mental retardation

Usage notes

In obsolete medical usage, idiota referred to severe cases of developmental disability. Milder forms were described with the words imbecyl and debil.

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Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin idi?ta, from Ancient Greek ? (idi?t?s, "layman") from (ídios, "private").

Pronunciation

Adjective

idiota (plural idiotas, comparable)

  1. idiotic

Synonyms

Noun

idiota m, f (plural idiotas)

  1. idiot

Synonyms

Related terms

Further reading

  • "idiota" in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin idi?ta, from Ancient Greek ? (idi?t?s, "layman") from (ídios, "private").

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /i'djota/, [i'ðjot?a]

Adjective

idiota (plural idiotas)

  1. idiotic

Noun

idiota m or f (plural idiotas)

  1. (derogatory) idiot

Related terms

Further reading


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