indoles

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Plural of indole.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

indoles

  1. plural of indole

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin indolēs (inborn quality, nature), from indu- (within, in) + ol- (to grow) (an affix also found in abolish and adolescent).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

indoles (uncountable)

  1. Natural disposition; innate character; unalterable intrinsic traits and qualities (collectively).[1]
    • 1673, Obadiah Walker, Of education, especially of young gentlemen, page 93:
      He must be treated as the Brachmans did their children, whose indoles they disliked.
    • 1677, Sir Matthew Hale, The primitive origination of mankind, page 160:
      Such is the indoles of the Humane Nature, where it is not strangely over-grown with Barbarousness.
    • 1882 July, in The Quarterly Review, page 214:
      Every language has its own ‘indoles’.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary (2007)

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From indu- (in) + *olēs (growth).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

indolēs f (genitive indolis); third declension

  1. innate or inborn quality; nature
  2. natural ability; talent

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative indolēs indolēs
genitive indolis indolium
dative indolī indolibus
accusative indolem indolēs
ablative indole indolibus
vocative indolēs indolēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • indoles in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • indoles in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “indoles”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • indoles” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be gifted, talented (not praeditum esse by itself): bona indole (always in sing.) praeditum esse
    • character: natura et mores; vita moresque; indoles animi ingeniique; or simply ingenium, indoles, natura, mores