languor

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Middle English langour, langor, from the Old French langueur, from Latin languor ‎(faintness, languor), from languere ‎(to feel faint, languish).

Noun[edit]

languor ‎(countable and uncountable, plural languors)

  1. (uncountable) a state of the body or mind caused by exhaustion or disease and characterized by a languid feeling: lassitude
    languor of convalescence
  2. (countable) listless indolence; dreaminess
    a certain languor in the air hinted at an early summer -- James Purdy
  3. (uncountable) dullness, sluggishness; lack of vigor; stagnation
    from languor she passed to the lightest vivacity -- Elinor Wylie
  4. (obsolete, countable) An enfeebling disease; suffering

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From langueō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

languor m ‎(genitive languōris); third declension

  1. faintness, feebleness, languor, apathy

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative languor languōrēs
genitive languōris languōrum
dative languōrī languōribus
accusative languōrem languōrēs
ablative languōre languōribus
vocative languor languōrēs

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References[edit]

  • languor in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • languor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • languor in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to abandon oneself to inactivity and apathy: desidiae et languori se dedere
    • to weary, bore the reader: languorem, molestiam legentium animis afferre

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin languor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [la̠ŋˈɡuo̞ɾ]

Noun[edit]

languor m ‎(plural languors)

  1. (rare) languor