colonia

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin colōnia ‎(colony), from colōnus ‎(farmer; colonist), from colō ‎(till, cultivate, worship).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Stress: colònia, IPA(key): /koˈlɔnja/

Noun[edit]

colonia f ‎(plural colonie)

  1. colony
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Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Stress: colònia, IPA(key): /koˈlɔnja/

Noun[edit]

colonia f ‎(plural colonie)

  1. cologne, eau de Cologne
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Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Stress: colonìa, IPA(key): /koloˈni.a/

Noun[edit]

colonia f ‎(plural colonie)

  1. holding (farm)

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

colonia f ‎(plural colonie)

  1. resort
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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*kʷel-

From colōnus ‎(farmer; colonist), from colō ‎(till, cultivate, worship), from earlier *quelō, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- ‎(to move; to turn (around)).

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Noun[edit]

colōnia f ‎(genitive colōniae); first declension

  1. A colony, settlement.
  2. A possession in land, land attached to a farm, estate.
  3. (metonymically) The people composing a colony, colonists.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative colōnia colōniae
genitive colōniae colōniārum
dative colōniae colōniīs
accusative colōniam colōniās
ablative colōniā colōniīs
vocative colōnia colōniae

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References[edit]

  • colonia” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • colonia” 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 found a colony somewhere: coloniam deducere in aliquem locum (vid. sect. XII. 1, note Notice too...)
    • to found a colony: coloniam constituere (Leg. Agr. 1. 5. 16)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin colōnia ‎(colony), from colōnus ‎(farmer; colonist), from colō ‎(till, cultivate, worship).

Noun[edit]

colonia f ‎(plural colonias)

  1. colony
  2. (Mexico) neighbourhood

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Usage notes[edit]

  • In Mexico it is usually shortened and capitalized as "Col." in addresses, where it has postal value and is obligatory (or fraccionamiento, or barrio), alongside of postal code (zip code).