cogitatio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cōgitō +‎ -tiō.

Noun[edit]

cōgitātiō f ‎(genitive cōgitātiōnis); third declension

  1. thinking, meditation, reflection
  2. thought
  3. reasoning

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cōgitātiō cōgitātiōnēs
genitive cōgitātiōnis cōgitātiōnum
dative cōgitātiōnī cōgitātiōnibus
accusative cōgitātiōnem cōgitātiōnēs
ablative cōgitātiōne cōgitātiōnibus
vocative cōgitātiō cōgitātiōnēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • cogitatio in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cogitatio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cogitatio in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to form an idea of a thing, imagine, conceive: animo, cogitatione aliquid fingere (or simply fingere, but without sibi), informare
    • to form a conception of a thing beforehand: animo, cogitatione aliquid praecipere (Off 1. 23. 81)
    • to picture to oneself: cogitatione sibi aliquid depingere
    • imagination: ingenium, cogitatio
    • creatures of the imagination: res cogitatione fictae or depictae
    • to grasp a thing mentally: animo, mente, cogitatione aliquid comprehendere, complecti
    • to happen to think of..: in eam cogitationem incidere
    • an idea strikes me: haec cogitatio subit animum
    • to induce a person to think that..: aliquem ad eam cogitationem adducere ut
    • to direct one's attention..: cogitationem, animum in aliquid intendere (Acad. 4. 46)
    • to give all one's attention to a thing: omnes cogitationes ad aliquid conferre
    • to be deep in thought: in cogitatione defixum esse
    • to study the commonplace: cogitationes in res humiles abicere (De Amic. 9. 32) (Opp. alte spectare, ad altiora tendere, altum, magnificum, divinum suspicere)
    • ideally, not really: cogitatione, non re
    • to induce some one to take a brighter view of things: in meliorem spem, cogitationem aliquem inducere (Off. 2. 15. 53)
    • to devote one's every thought to the state's welfare: in rem publicam omni cogitatione curaque incumbere (Fam. 10. 1. 2)
    • to devote one's every thought to the state's welfare: omnes curas et cogitationes in rem publicam conferre