idiota

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See also: idiotā and idióta

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish idiota, from Latin idiōta (idiot), from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs, layman) from ἴδιος (ídios, private). Doublet of idiot.

Noun[edit]

idiota (plural idiotas)

  1. (derogatory, slang, US) fool or imbecile

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs, layman) from ἴδιος (ídios, private).

Adjective[edit]

idiota (masculine and feminine plural idiotes)

  1. idiotic

Noun[edit]

idiota m or f (plural idiotes)

  1. idiot; fool

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From idioto +‎ -a.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /idiˈota/
  • Hyphenation: i‧di‧o‧ta
  • Rhymes: -ota

Adjective[edit]

idiota (accusative singular idiotan, plural idiotaj, accusative plural idiotajn)

  1. idiotic

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs, layman) from ἴδιος (ídios, private).

Adjective[edit]

idiota m or f (plural idiotas)

  1. idiotic, stupid
    Synonyms: estúpido, imbécil

Noun[edit]

idiota m or f (plural idiotas)

  1. idiot

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs, layman) from ἴδιος (ídios, private).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

idiota m or f (masculine plural idioti, feminine plural idiote)

  1. (derogatory) idiot, moron, maroon, clot

Adjective[edit]

idiota (masculine plural idioti, feminine plural idiote)

  1. idiotic

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Further reading[edit]

  • idiota in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

iodati, odiati

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs, person not involved in public affairs, layman), from ἴδιος (ídios, private).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

idiōta m (genitive idiōtae); first declension

  1. (derogatory) idiot
  2. (Medieval Latin) indigenous, rustic, opposite of foreign.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative idiōta idiōtae
Genitive idiōtae idiōtārum
Dative idiōtae idiōtīs
Accusative idiōtam idiōtās
Ablative idiōtā idiōtīs
Vocative idiōta idiōtae

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • idiota in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • idiota in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • idiota in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • idiota in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a connoisseur; a specialist: (artis, artium) intellegens, peritus (opp. idiota, a layman)

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

idiota m

  1. genitive singular form of idiots

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French idiot, from Old French idiot, from Latin idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs, layman), from ἴδιος (ídios, private).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): //idˈjɔ.ta// invalid IPA characters (//)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

idiota m pers (feminine idiotka)

  1. (derogatory) idiot
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:głupiec
  2. (pathology, obsolete) person with severe mental retardation

Usage notes[edit]

In obsolete medical usage, idiota referred to severe cases of developmental disability. Milder forms were described with the words imbecyl and debil.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs, layman) from ἴδιος (ídios, private).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

idiota (plural idiotas, comparable)

  1. idiotic

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Noun[edit]

idiota m, f (plural idiotas)

  1. idiot

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Further reading[edit]

  • idiota” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs, layman) from ἴδιος (ídios, private).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /iˈdjota/, [iˈð̞jo.t̪a]

Adjective[edit]

idiota (plural idiotas)

  1. idiotic

Noun[edit]

idiota m or f (plural idiotas)

  1. (derogatory) idiot, moron, fool, dork, eejit
  2. (derogatory) dick, jerk, schmuck, douchebag, asshole, ass, jackass, prick (i.e., a cocky or self-important individual without any foundation for it)

Derived terms[edit]

  • caja idiota

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