juvenilia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin iuvenilia, neuter plural of iuvenilis “of or pertaining to youth.”

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒuːvɪˈniːljə/

Noun[edit]

juvenilia juvenilia plural or collective singular

  1. (literature, plural only) Works produced during an artist's or author's youth.
    • 1693, John Dryden, A Discourse on the Origin and Progress of Satire [1]
      ...rhyme was not his [Milton's] talent; he had neither the ease of doing it, nor the graces of it: which is manifest in his "Juvenilia" or verses written in his youth, where his rhyme is always constrained and forced,...
    • 1996, Kathryn Lindskoog, Light in the Shadowlands [2]
      Lewis’s juvenilia is childlike, and the way it has been handled is childish.
    • 1997, Susan Anne Carlson, “Incest and Rage in Charlotte Brontë’s Novelettes,” in Creating Safe Space, Tomoko Kuribayashi and Julie Tharp edd. [3]
      Though there is a large body of criticism on Brontë’s novels, there are very few interpretations of the juvenilia, [...]
    • 2003, James Fenton, The Strength of Poetry [4]
      The last line, adapted from Coleridge, reminds us that we are never such kleptomaniacs as in our juvenilia.

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

juvenīlia

  1. nominative neuter plural of juvenīlis
  2. accusative neuter plural of juvenīlis
  3. vocative neuter plural of juvenīlis