chorea

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See also: choreá

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χορεία (khoreía).

Noun[edit]

chorea (plural choreas or choreae or choreæ)

  1. An Ancient Greek circular dance accompanied by a chorus.
  2. (medicine) Any of the various diseases of the nervous system characterized by involuntary muscular movements of the face and extremities; St. Vitus's dance.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χορεία (khoreía, dance; circling motion).

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Noun[edit]

chorēa f (genitive chorēae); first declension

  1. (usually in the plural) A dance in a ring, round dance.
  2. (metonymically) A round dance of the circular motions of the stars.

Inflection[edit]

In prosody, chorēa is sometimes written as chorea without a macron. First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative chorēa chorēae
genitive chorēae chorēārum
dative chorēae chorēīs
accusative chorēam chorēās
ablative chorēā chorēīs
vocative chorēa chorēae

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References[edit]

  • chorea in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • chorea in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “chorea”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • chorea” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • chorea in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]

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Verb[edit]

chorea

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