idiot

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English

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Etymology

From Middle English, from Old French idiote (later idiot), from Latin idiota, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs, a private citizen, one who has no professional knowledge, layman), from ἴδιος (ídios, one's own, pertaining to oneself, private); ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs) was used derisively in ancient Athens to refer to one who declined to take part in public life.

Pronunciation

Noun

idiot (plural idiots)

  1. (pejorative) A common term for a person of low general intelligence.
    usage note This may be used pejoratively, as an insult. It is a weak insult, however, and between close friends, family members, or lovers, is often completely nonaggressive.
  2. (obsolete) A medical or psychological term meaning a person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old.

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Czech

Noun

Module error

  1. idiot (disliked or slow-witted person)
  2. idiot (person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old)

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External links

  • idiot in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • idiot in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

French

Etymology

From Module error (cf. also the older form Module errorModule error), borrowed from Module error Module error, from Module error Module errorModule error from Module errorModule error.

Pronunciation

  • IPA([[wikipedia:Module error phonology|key]]): Module error
  • Module error
  • (file)
    Module error

Adjective

Module error Module error (feminine idiote, masculine plural idiots, feminine plural idiotes)

  1. idiotic; stupid

Noun

Module error

  1. idiot

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Old French

Alternative forms

  • Module error

Etymology

Borrowed from Module error Module error, from Module error Module errorModule error from Module errorModule error.

Adjective

Module error

  1. ignorant; narrow-minded

Usage notes

  • The form Module errorModule error was sometimes used as both masculine and feminine, as a direct borrowing from Latin Module errorModule error.

Descendants

  • English: Module error (borrowed)
  • French: Module error

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Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Module error Module errorModule error, itself borrowed from Module error Module error, from Module error Module errorModule error from Module errorModule error.

Noun

Module error Module error (plural Module errorfeminine equivalent Module error)

  1. Module error, moron, imbecile

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Adjective

Module error

  1. stupid, idiotic, foolish, absurd

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Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Module error Module error, from Module error Module errorModule error.

Pronunciation

  • IPA([[wikipedia:Module error phonology|key]]): Module error
  • Hyphenation: Module error

Noun

idìot Module error (Cyrillic spelling Module error)

  1. idiot

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See also

  • Module error
  • Module error
  • Module error

Slovak

Etymology

From Module error Module error, from Module error Module errorModule error.

Noun

Module error Module error (genitive singular idiota, nominative plural idioti), declension pattern chlap

  1. Module error idiot

Declension

Derived terms

  • Module error
  • Module error
  • Module error
  • Module error

See also

  • Module error
  • Module error

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • (file)
    Module error

Noun

idiot Module error

  1. Module error idiot

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