delicia

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dē- +‎ laciō (I snare, entice), probably via (very rare) dēliciō. Compare, in the sense of a corner beam, sublica; in the sense of a gutter, colliciae; in the sense of a sweetheart, dēliciae. The analogy is of gathering, whether of architectural thrust, water, or affection.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dēlicia f (genitive dēliciae); first declension

  1. The corner-beam supporting an edifice
  2. A gutter
  3. (very rare) Synonym of dēliciae
    c. 125 CE – 180 CE, Apuleius
    Et Critias mea delicia est.
    And Critias is my treasure.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dēlicia dēliciae
genitive dēliciae dēliciārum
dative dēliciae dēliciīs
accusative dēliciam dēliciās
ablative dēliciā dēliciīs
vocative dēlicia dēliciae

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • delicia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “delicia”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • delicia” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to wanton in the pleasures of sense: deliciis diffluere
    • to be some one's favourite: in amore et deliciis esse alicui (active in deliciis habere aliquem)

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

delicia

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of deliciar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of deliciar

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

delicia f (plural delicias)

  1. delight
  2. pleasure

Related terms[edit]