indoles

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Plural of indole.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

indoles pl

  1. plural form of indole

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin indolēs (inborn quality, nature), from indu- (within, in) + ol- (to grow) (an affix also found in abolish and adolescent).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

indoles (uncountable)

  1. Natural disposition; innate character; unalterable intrinsic traits and qualities (collectively).[1]
    • 1673, Obadiah Walker, Of education, especially of young gentlemen, page 93:
      He must be treated as the Brachmans did their children, whose indoles they disliked.
    • 1677, Sir Matthew Hale, The primitive origination of mankind, page 160:
      Such is the indoles of the Humane Nature, where it is not strangely over-grown with Barbarousness.
    • 1882 July, in The Quarterly Review, page 214:
      Every language has its own ‘indoles’.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary (2007)

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

indolēs f (genitive indolis); third declension

  1. innate or inborn quality; nature
  2. natural ability; talent

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem, alternative accusative singular in -im and ablative singular in .

Number Singular Plural
nominative indolēs indolēs
genitive indolis indolium
dative indolī indolibus
accusative indolim
indolem
indolīs
indolēs
ablative indolī
indole
indolibus
vocative indolēs indolēs