intelligentsia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian интеллигенция (intelligéncija) or Polish inteligencja, from Latin intellegentia (intelligence).

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Noun[edit]

intelligentsia (uncountable)

  1. The intellectual élite of a society (especially in nineteenth-century Poland, in Russia and later the Soviet Union).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary (2007)

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Noun[edit]

intelligentsia f (plural intelligentsias)

  1. intelligentsia (intellectual élite)