familia

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See also: família

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin familia.

Noun[edit]

familia

  1. (taxonomy) A rank in a taxonomic classification, above both genus and species.
  2. (taxonomy) A taxon at this rank.

Asturian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

familia f (plural families)

  1. family

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

familio +‎ -a (suffix indicating an adjective).

Adjective[edit]

familia (plural familiaj, accusative singular familian, accusative plural familiajn)

  1. familial; family (attributively)

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin familia.

Noun[edit]

familia f (plural familias)

  1. family

Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

familia (plural familias)

  1. family

Ladin[edit]

Noun[edit]

familia f (plural families)

  1. family

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From famulus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

familia f (genitive familiae); first declension

  1. family, various senses
  2. household

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative familia familiae
genitive familiae familiārum
dative familiae familiīs
accusative familiam familiās
ablative familiā familiīs
vocative familia familiae

The older genitive singular "familias" is preserved in the term pater familias.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • According to Richard Saller, "[f]amilia was never used to mean 'father, mother and children' in our sense of [']family' today. It did have a technical, legal usage akin to 'family', but in common parlance most often meant 'slave staff', exclusive of the master's family.... The usual word for 'family' in the classical period was domus, which carried the general sense of 'household' including domestic slaves." Saller, Richard, Slavery and the Roman Family, in Finley, Moses I., ed., Classical Slavery (London: Frank Cass, cloth 1987 & 2000 (same ed.), reprinted 1999 (ISBN 0-7146-3320-8)), p. 84.

Romanian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

familia f (singular, nominative/accusative, definite form of familie)

  1. the family

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin familia.

Noun[edit]

familia f (plural familias)

  1. family (nuclear family)
  2. family (group or aggregation of things classed together as kindred or related from possessing in common characteristics which distinguish them from other things of the same order)

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