talent

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old English talente, from plural of Latin talentum (a Grecian weight; a talent of money), from Ancient Greek τάλαντον (tálanton, balance, a particular weight, especially of gold, sum of money, a talent). Later senses reinforced by Old French talent (a talent, also will, inclination, desire).

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talent (plural talents)

  1. (historical) A unit of weight and money used in ancient times in Greece, the Roman Empire, and the Middle East. [from 9th c.]
    • 1611, Authorized Version, Matthew XXV 14-15:
      For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
  2. (obsolete) A desire or inclination for something. [14th-16th c.]
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book X:
      ‘Faythfully,’ seyde Sir Dynadan, ‘I woll nat abyde, for I have suche a talente to se Sir Trystram that I may nat abyde longe from hym.’
  3. After Matthew 25, above: A marked natural ability or skill. [from 15th c.]
    He has the talent of touching his nose with his tongue.
  4. (business, media, sports) People of talent, viewed collectively; a talented person. [from 19th c.]
    The director searched their talent pool to fill the new opening.
  5. (slang) The men or (especially) women of a place or area, judged by their attractiveness. [from 20th c.]
    Not much talent in this bar tonight – let's hit the clubs.
    • 2011, Nic Venter, Wow! What a Life! (page 179)
      I went down to the beach front, of course, for that was the first thing that all Vaalies did: to look at the sea and to check the talent on the beach.

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talent m

  1. talent (unit of weight)
  2. talent (actual or potential ability)

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Etymology 1[edit]

From German Talent (talent), from Latin talentum, from Ancient Greek τάλαντον (tálanton, balance, a particular weight, especially of gold, sum of money, a talent).

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  • IPA(key): /talɛnt/, [taˈlɛnˀd̥]

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talent n (singular definite talentet, plural indefinite talenter)

  1. talent (potential or factual ability to perform a skill better than most people)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin talentum, from Ancient Greek τάλαντον (tálanton, balance, a particular weight, especially of gold, sum of money, a talent).

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  • IPA(key): /talɛnt/, [taˈlɛnˀd̥]

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talent c (singular definite talenten, plural indefinite talenter)

  1. talent (unit of weight and money)
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talent n (plural talenten, diminutive talentje n)

  1. talent

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talent m (plural talents)

  1. talent

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talent m (oblique plural talenz, nominative singular talenz, nominative plural talent)

  1. desire; wish (to do something)

Polish[edit]

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  • IPA(key): [ˈt̪alɛ̃n̪t̪]

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talent m

  1. talent, gift

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /tǎlent/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧lent

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tàlent m (Cyrillic spelling та̀лент)

  1. talent

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