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Alternative forms[edit]


Etymology 1[edit]

intellegēns (understanding, discerning) +‎ -ia (abstract noun suffix).


intellegentia f (genitive intellegentiae); first declension

  1. intelligence, the power of discernment
  2. understanding, knowledge
  3. taste, skill, the capacity to be a connoisseur

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative intellegentia intellegentiae
genitive intellegentiae intellegentiārum
dative intellegentiae intellegentiīs
accusative intellegentiam intellegentiās
ablative intellegentiā intellegentiīs
vocative intellegentia intellegentiae
Related terms[edit]

From the alternative form intelligentia:

Etymology 2[edit]

See etymology on the main entry.



  1. nominative neuter plural of intellegēns
  2. accusative neuter plural of intellegēns
  3. vocative neuter plural of intellegēns


  • intellegentia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • intellegentia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • intellegentia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to accommodate something to the standard of the popular intelligence: ad intellegentiam communem or popularem accommodare aliquid
    • vague, undeveloped ideas: intellegentiae adumbratae or incohatae (De Leg. 1. 22. 59)
    • (ambiguous) to possess great ability: intellegentia or mente multum valere