tabula rasa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tabula (tablet) + rāsa, feminine singular of rāsus (scraped, erased).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tabula rasa (usually uncountable, plural tabulae rasae or tabulæ rasæ)

  1. (uncountable) The idea that the mind comes into this world as a "blank slate".
  2. (countable) Anything which exists in a pristine state.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tabula (tablet) + rāsa, feminine singular of rāsus (scraped, erased).

Noun[edit]

tabula rasa f (invariable)

  1. tabula rasa (all senses)