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  1. nominative neuter plural of dīligēns
  2. ablative neuter plural of dīligēns
  3. vocative neuter plural of dīligēns


dīligentia f (genitive dīligentiae); first declension

  1. diligence, care, attentiveness, discipline
  2. economy, frugality, thrift


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dīligentia dīligentiae
genitive dīligentiae dīligentiārum
dative dīligentiae dīligentiīs
accusative dīligentiam dīligentiās
ablative dīligentiā dīligentiīs
vocative dīligentia dīligentiae



  • diligentia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • diligentia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • diligentia in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • diligentia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to apply oneself zealously, diligently to a thing: studium, industriam (not diligentiam) collocare, ponere in aliqua re
  • diligentia in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016