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

References[edit]

  • alea in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • alea in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ALEA” in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • alea” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • alea in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • alea in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • alea in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • alea in William Smith., editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • alea in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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.