alea

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ālea.

Noun[edit]

alea f (plural alee)

  1. risk
  2. uncertainty

Related terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally "pivot-bone" or "joint-bone," since bones were used as early dice; from axis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ālea f (genitive āleae); first declension

  1. (games) a die
    • 121 CE, Suetonius, De vita Caesarum divi Iuli.33
      Caesar: ... "Iacta alea est", inquit.
      Caesar said ... "the die is cast".
  2. (games) any game involving dice
  3. (gambling) the game of chance
  4. vocative singular of ālea

āleā

  1. ablative singular of ālea

Inflection[edit]

First declension (1). First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ālea āleae
genitive āleae āleārum
dative āleae āleīs
accusative āleam āleās
ablative āleā āleīs
vocative ālea āleae

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • alea in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ale, from Latin illae, nominative feminine plural of ille.

Determiner[edit]

alea

  1. feminine plural nominative form of ăla those
  2. feminine plural accusative form of ăla

Pronoun[edit]

alea

  1. feminine plural of ăla those ones

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

alea

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of alear.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of alear.