inertia

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin inertia (lack of art or skill, inactivity, indolence), from iners (unskilled, inactive), from in- (without, not) + ars (skill, art).

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈɝ.ʃə/, /ɪˈnɝ.ʃə/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)ʃə

Noun[edit]

inertia (countable and uncountable, plural inertias or inertiae or inertiæ)

  1. (physics, uncountable or countable) The property of a body that resists any change to its uniform motion; equivalent to its mass.
  2. (figuratively) In a person, unwillingness to take action.
  3. (medicine) Lack of activity; sluggishness; said especially of the uterus, when, in labour, its contractions have nearly or wholly ceased.

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈinertiɑ/, [ˈine̞rˌt̪iɑ]
  • Rhymes: -iɑ
  • Syllabification: i‧ner‧ti‧a

Noun[edit]

inertia

  1. inertia
    Synonyms: hitaus, vitka, jatkavuus

Declension[edit]

Inflection of inertia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative inertia inertiat
genitive inertian inertioiden
inertioitten
partitive inertiaa inertioita
illative inertiaan inertioihin
singular plural
nominative inertia inertiat
accusative nom. inertia inertiat
gen. inertian
genitive inertian inertioiden
inertioitten
inertiainrare
partitive inertiaa inertioita
inessive inertiassa inertioissa
elative inertiasta inertioista
illative inertiaan inertioihin
adessive inertialla inertioilla
ablative inertialta inertioilta
allative inertialle inertioille
essive inertiana inertioina
translative inertiaksi inertioiksi
instructive inertioin
abessive inertiatta inertioitta
comitative inertioineen
Possessive forms of inertia (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person inertiani inertiamme
2nd person inertiasi inertianne
3rd person inertiansa

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *enartjā. Related to iners (without skill; inactive), from in- (not) + ars (art, skill).

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inertia f (genitive inertiae); first declension

  1. want of art or skill, unskillfulness, ignorance
  2. (by extension) inactivity, idleness, laziness, indolence

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative inertia inertiae
Genitive inertiae inertiārum
Dative inertiae inertiīs
Accusative inertiam inertiās
Ablative inertiā inertiīs
Vocative inertia inertiae

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Noun[edit]

inertia m (definite singular inertiaen, indefinite plural inertiaer, definite plural inertiaene)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2005; superseded by inerti