amentia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin āmentia (madness; senselessness), from āmēns (mad, insane; foolish), from ab (from, away from) + mēns (mind).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eɪˈmɛnʃə/, /əˈmɛnʃə/

Noun[edit]

amentia (countable and uncountable, plural amentias)

  1. Mental impairment; state of being mentally handicapped.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From amēns (mad, insane; foolish), from ab- (from, away from) + mēns (mind).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

āmentia f (genitive āmentiae); first declension

  1. The state of being out of one's senses; madness, insanity.
  2. Folly, stupidity, senselessness.
  3. Malice, malignity.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative āmentia āmentiae
Genitive āmentiae āmentiārum
Dative āmentiae āmentiīs
Accusative āmentiam āmentiās
Ablative āmentiā āmentiīs
Vocative āmentia āmentiae

Descendants[edit]

  • English: amentia
  • Italian: amenza
  • Russian: аме́нция f (améncija)

References[edit]

  • amentia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • amentia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • amentia in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • amentia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette