contradictio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From contrādīcō (I speak against; contradict), from contrā (against) + dīcō (I say, speak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

contrādictiō f (genitive contrādictiōnis); third declension

  1. The act of contradicting.
  2. A reply, answer, objection, counterargument, contradiction; opposition.
    Ex contradictione quodlibet.[1]
    From a contradiction anything [follows]:  \neg C \rightarrow (C \rightarrow Q) .

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative contrādictiō contrādictiōnēs
genitive contrādictiōnis contrādictiōnum
dative contrādictiōnī contrādictiōnibus
accusative contrādictiōnem contrādictiōnēs
ablative contrādictiōne contrādictiōnibus
vocative contrādictiō contrādictiōnēs

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References[edit]

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