erotica

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See also: erótica, eròtica, and erotică

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From neuter plural of Latin eroticus (amatory), from Ancient Greek ἐρωτικός (erōtikós).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈɹɒt.ɪkə/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

erotica (uncountable)

  1. Erotic literature, art, decoration or other such work.
    There's a fine line between erotica and pornography.
    • 2011, Patrick Spedding; James Lambert, “Fanny Hill, Lord Fanny, and the Myth of Metonymy”, in Studies in Philology, volume 108, number 1, page 114:
      In fact, eighteenth-century British erotica has been the subject of unremitting attention for the last two decades.

Usage notes[edit]

This word sometimes encompasses only material that is not pornographic and has or is purported to have artistic or social value, but also can include pornography, depending on the context and speaker.

Translations[edit]


Danish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /erotika/, [eˈʁoˀtˢikʰa]

Noun[edit]

erotica (plural only)

  1. erotica

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a learned borrowing from Latin erōtica, but possibly borrowed from another language. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌeːˈroː.ti.kaː/
  • Hyphenation: ero‧ti‧ca

Noun[edit]

erotica f (uncountable)

  1. (uncommon) erotica (erotic subject matter)
    Synonym: erotiek

Usage notes[edit]

In Dutch erotica is more commonly used as a plural (see below) than as a singular noun.

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

erotica

  1. Plural form of eroticum

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

erotica

  1. feminine singular of erotico

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

erōtica

  1. nominative feminine singular of erōticus
  2. nominative neuter plural of erōticus
  3. accusative neuter plural of erōticus
  4. vocative feminine singular of erōticus

Adjective[edit]

erōticā

  1. ablative feminine singular of erōticus

Occitan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

erotica

  1. feminine singular of erotic

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

erotica

  1. definite feminine singular nominative/accusative of erotic (erotic)

Noun[edit]

erotica f

  1. definite singular nominative/accusative of erotică (erotica)