instructio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From īnstruō (build, construct; arrange).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

īnstructiō f (genitive īnstructiōnis); third declension

  1. A constructing, erecting, building, insertion.
  2. An arranging, planting, setting in array; formation.
  3. (figuratively) An instruction, training.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative īnstructiō īnstructiōnēs
genitive īnstructiōnis īnstructiōnum
dative īnstructiōnī īnstructiōnibus
accusative īnstructiōnem īnstructiōnēs
ablative īnstructiōne īnstructiōnibus
vocative īnstructiō īnstructiōnēs

Usage notes[edit]

Note that there is a disagreement between whether a macron on the "u" is correct or not, as in īnstructiō or īnstrūctiō, and hence all other forms.

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References[edit]

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