audacia

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See also: audácia

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin audācia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

audacia f (plural audacie)

  1. daring, audacity
  2. boldness
  3. provocativeness

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

audāx (bold, daring) +‎ -ia

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Noun[edit]

audācia f (genitive audāciae); first declension

  1. The state or quality of being bold; boldness.
  2. Daring, intrepidity; courage, valor, confidence; a daring or courageous action.
    Synonyms: animōsitās, cōnfīdentia, virtūs
  3. Daring, audacity, impetuosity, recklessness, rashness, presumption, insolence; a reckless or audacious action.
    Synonym: temeritās

Usage notes[edit]

Audācia only properly renders a sense of courage, valor or confidence in connection to risk-taking; when used in these senses there is a quality of reckless action implied. To render "courage" in the sense of an innate human quality, animōsitās is better. To render confidence in a similar sense, use cōnfīdentia.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative audācia audāciae
Genitive audāciae audāciārum
Dative audāciae audāciīs
Accusative audāciam audāciās
Ablative audāciā audāciīs
Vocative audācia audāciae

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: audàcia
  • French: audace
  • Galician: audacia
  • Italian: audacia

References[edit]

  • audacia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • audacia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • audacia 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)
  • audacia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin audācia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /auˈdaθja/, [au̯ˈð̞a.θja]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /auˈdasja/, [au̯ˈð̞a.sja]

Noun[edit]

audacia f (plural audacias)

  1. audacity
  2. boldness, daring

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