desidia

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dēses.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dēsidia f (genitive dēsidiae); first declension

  1. idleness
  2. inactivity
  3. laziness, indolence, sloth
  4. retiring

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dēsidia dēsidiae
genitive dēsidiae dēsidiārum
dative dēsidiae dēsidiīs
accusative dēsidiam dēsidiās
ablative dēsidiā dēsidiīs
vocative dēsidia dēsidiae

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • desidia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • desidia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • desidia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to abandon oneself to inactivity and apathy: desidiae et languori se dedere

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dēsidia.

Noun[edit]

desidia f (plural desidias)

  1. negligence, inertia
  2. procrastination

Synonyms[edit]