alea

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ālea.

Noun[edit]

alea f ‎(plural alee)

  1. risk
  2. uncertainty

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally "pivot-bone" or "joint-bone," since bones were used as early dice; from axis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ālea f ‎(genitive āleae); first declension

  1. (games) a die
    • 121 CE, Suetonius, De vita Caesarum divi Iuli.33
      Caesar: ... "Iacta alea est", inquit.
      Caesar said ... "the die is cast".
  2. (games) any game involving dice
  3. (gambling) the game of chance

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ālea āleae
genitive āleae āleārum
dative āleae āleīs
accusative āleam āleās
ablative āleā āleīs
vocative ālea āleae

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

āleā

  1. ablative singular of ālea

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ale, from Latin illae, nominative feminine plural of ille.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

alea

  1. feminine plural nominative form of ăla- those
  2. feminine plural accusative form of ăla

Synonyms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

alea

  1. feminine plural of ăla those ones

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

alea

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of alear.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of alear.