acedia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

acedia (uncountable)

  1. spiritual or mental sloth.
  2. apathy; a lack of care or interest; indifference
  3. boredom

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀκηδία (akēdía, negligence), which is derived from κῆδος (kêdos, care, accuracy).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

acēdia f (genitive acēdiae); first declension

  1. sloth, torpor

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative acēdia acēdiae
genitive acēdiae acēdiārum
dative acēdiae acēdiīs
accusative acēdiam acēdiās
ablative acēdiā acēdiīs
vocative acēdia acēdiae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “accidia” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2

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Verb[edit]

acedia

  1. first-person singular imperfect of aceder
  2. third-person singular imperfect of aceder