absentia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin absentia (being away, absence), from absēns (absent), present active participle of absum (I am away or absent).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /æbˈsɛn(t)ʃiə/, /æbˈsɛn(t)ʃə/

Noun[edit]

absentia

  1. absence

Usage notes[edit]

  • This sense of the word absentia is normally found only in the borrowed Latin phrase in absentia (while absent); however, perhaps due to reanalysis of Latin in as English in, variants are occasionally found, such as “in his absentia” (meaning “while he was absent”). Such variants may be considered nonstandard.

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Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

absentia (plural absentias)

  1. absence

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From absēns (absent), present active participle of absum (I am away or absent), from ab (from, away from) + sum (I am).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

absentia f (genitive absentiae); first declension

  1. absence
  2. vocative singular of absentia

absentiā

  1. ablative singular of absentia

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative absentia absentiae
genitive absentiae absentiārum
dative absentiae absentiīs
accusative absentiam absentiās
ablative absentiā absentiīs
vocative absentia absentiae

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