avaritia

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Etymology[edit]

From avārus (greedy, avaricious, covetous), from aveō (wish, desire, long for, crave).

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Noun[edit]

avāritia f (genitive avāritiae); first declension

  1. A greedy desire for possessions or gain; avarice, greediness, covetousness, rapacity.
  2. Eagerness for food, gluttony, voracity.
  3. Stinginess, niggardliness, miserliness, meanness.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative avāritia avāritiae
genitive avāritiae avāritiārum
dative avāritiae avāritiīs
accusative avāritiam avāritiās
ablative avāritiā avāritiīs
vocative avāritia avāritiae

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References[edit]

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