adagium

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Etymology

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From Latin adagium.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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adagium n (plural adagia or adagiums)

  1. adage

Usage notes

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The plural adagiums is non-standard and proscribed, but common in practice.

Indonesian

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Etymology

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Ultimately derived from Latin adagium.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /aˈda.ɡjʊm/
  • Rhymes: -ʊm
  • Hyphenation: a‧da‧gium

Noun

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adagium

  1. adage (an old saying which has obtained credit by long use)

Latin

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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A later variant of adā̆giō, ostensibly from ad- (toward, to) +‎ aiō (say), but due to sporadic attestation and the word-internal a might not be inherited and rather formed to adigō (drive, hurl, compel), from ad- (toward, to) +‎ agō (do, make). The word-internal a may be either by the same vowel harmony as in alacer, calamitās, segetis, or else means the vowel is long - cf. indāgō, contāgiō/contāgēs,[1] as well as the fact that Varro associates it with ambāgiō, a variant of ambāgēs (circumlocution).[2]

Pronunciation

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Noun

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adā̆gium n (genitive adā̆giī or adā̆gī); second declension

  1. proverb, adage

Declension

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Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative adā̆gium adā̆gia
Genitive adā̆giī
adā̆gī1
adā̆giōrum
Dative adā̆giō adā̆giīs
Accusative adā̆gium adā̆gia
Ablative adā̆giō adā̆giīs
Vocative adā̆gium adā̆gia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

Synonyms

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Descendants

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  • English: adagium
  • English: adage
  • French: adage
  • Italian: adagio
  • Portuguese: adágio
  • Romanian: adagiu
  • Spanish: adagio

References

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Further reading

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  • ădăgĭum”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ădăgĭo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ădăgĭum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette, page 29/3.
  • adagium in Ramminger, Johann (2016 July 16 (last accessed)) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • adagium” on page 35/2 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)