impatiens

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin

Noun[edit]

impatiens (plural impatiens)

  1. Any of various ornamental plants of the genus Impatiens
    • 2008 January 14, Susan Stewart, “Cartoon Creatures Leave Home and Find ... Home”, in New York Times[1]:
      A pot of impatiens blooms by the back door; mulch is visible around the bushes by the modest, well-kept house.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From im- (without, not) + patiens (suffering, patient).

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Adjective[edit]

impatiēns (genitive impatiēntis); third declension

  1. that cannot bear; avoiding, fleeing
  2. insensible, apathetic, stoic

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative impatiēns impatientēs impatientia
genitive impatientis impatientium
dative impatientī impatientibus
accusative impatientem impatiēns impatientēs impatientia
ablative impatientī impatientibus
vocative impatiēns impatientēs impatientia

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References[edit]

  • impatiens in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • impatiens in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • impatiens in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016