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Borrowed from Latin memoria, from memor (mindful, remembering).



memoria (uncountable)

  1. One of the five canons of classical rhetoric: the discipline of memory and recall.

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memoria f (plural memories)

  1. memory (ability to recall)
  2. memory (stored record)



From Latin memoria, from memori.


memoria f (plural memorie)

  1. memory, recall
  2. recollection, remembrance
  3. note
  4. monograph




a memoria

  1. by heart

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From memor (mindful, remembering)



memoria f (genitive memoriae); first declension

  1. memory; the ability to remember
  2. a remembrance, a thing remembered
  3. (by extension) a time of remembrance


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative memoria memoriae
Genitive memoriae memoriārum
Dative memoriae memoriīs
Accusative memoriam memoriās
Ablative memoriā memoriīs
Vocative memoria memoriae

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  1. nominative neuter plural of memor
  2. accusative neuter plural of memor


  • memoria in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • memoria in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • memoria in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • memoria in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • our contemporaries; men of our time: homines huius aetatis, nostrae memoriae
    • to remember a thing perfectly: memoriam alicuius rei tenere
    • to impress on the memory: memoriae mandare aliquid
    • to recall a thing to one's recollection: memoriam alicuius rei renovare, revocare (redintegrare)
    • to recall to mind a thing or person: memoriam alicuius rei repetere
    • to recall to mind a thing or person: in memoriam alicuius redire
    • to recall a thing to a person's mind: in memoriam alicuius redigere, reducere aliquid (not revocare)
    • to picture to oneself again: memoriam alicuius rei repraesentare (opp. memoriam alicuius rei deponere, abicere)
    • to retain the recollection of a thing: memoriam alicuius rei conservare, retinere
    • to show an affectionate regard for a person's memory: memoriam alicuius pie inviolateque servare
    • to retain a (most) pleasant impression of a person: gratam (gratissimam) alicuius memoriam retinere
    • nothing will ever make me forgetful of him: memoriam eius nulla umquam delebit (obscurabit) oblivio (Fam. 2. 1)
    • to immortalise one's name: memoriam nominis sui immortalitati tradere, mandare, commendare
    • within the memory of man: post hominum memoriam
    • in memory of..: memoriae causa, ad (not in) memoriam (Brut. 16. 62)
    • (ambiguous) tradition, history tells us: memoriae traditum est, memoriae (memoria) proditum est (without nobis)
    • to consult history: memoriam annalium or temporum replicare
    • to be well versed in Roman history: memoriam rerum gestarum (rerum Romanarum) tenere
    • to proclaim a general amnesty: omnem memoriam discordiarum oblivione sempiterna delere (Phil. 1. 1. 1)
    • (ambiguous) the present day: haec tempora, nostra haec aetas, memoria
    • (ambiguous) in our time; in our days: his temporibus, nostra (hac) aetate, nostra memoria, his (not nostris) diebus
    • (ambiguous) in our fathers' time: memoria patrum nostrorum
    • (ambiguous) to have a vivid recollection of a thing: recenti memoria tenere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) he had such an extraordinary memory that..: memoria tanta fuit, ut
    • (ambiguous) from memory; by heart: ex memoria (opp. de scripto)
    • (ambiguous) to keep in mind: memoria custodire
    • (ambiguous) vivid recollection: memoria et recordatio
    • (ambiguous) to show a thankful appreciation of a person's kindness: grata memoria aliquem prosequi
    • (ambiguous) the memory of this will never fade from my mind: numquam ex animo meo memoria illius rei discedet
    • (ambiguous) a thing has been vividly impressed on our[TR1] memory: aliquid in memoria nostra penitus insidet
    • (ambiguous) nothing will ever make me forgetful of him: semper memoria eius in (omnium) mentibus haerebit
    • (ambiguous) a thing escapes, vanishes from the memory: aliquid excidit e memoria, effluit, excidit ex animo
    • (ambiguous) the recollection of a thing has been entirely lost: memoria alicuius rei excidit, abiit, abolevit
    • (ambiguous) to be forgotten, pass into oblivion: memoria alicuius rei obscuratur, obliteratur, evanescit
    • (ambiguous) to borrow instances from history: exempla petere, repetere a rerum gestarum memoria or historiarum (annalium, rerum gestarum) monumentis
    • (ambiguous) examples taken from Roman (Greek) history: exempla a rerum Romanarum (Graecarum) memoria petita
    • (ambiguous) Roman history (as tradition): memoria rerum Romanarum
    • (ambiguous) tradition, history tells us: memoriae traditum est, memoriae (memoria) proditum est (without nobis)
    • (ambiguous) a twofold tradition prevails on this subject: duplex est memoria de aliqua re
    • (ambiguous) ancient history: rerum veterum memoria
    • (ambiguous) ancient history: memoria vetus (Or. 34. 120)
    • (ambiguous) ancient history: antiquitatis memoria
    • (ambiguous) modern history: recentioris aetatis memoria
    • (ambiguous) the history of our own times; contemporary history: memoria huius aetatis (horum temporum)
    • (ambiguous) the history of our own times; contemporary history: nostra memoria (Cael. 18. 43)
    • (ambiguous) universal history: omnis memoria, omnis memoria aetatum, temporum, civitatum or omnium rerum, gentium, temporum, saeculorum memoria
    • (ambiguous) historic times: historicorum fide contestata memoria
    • (ambiguous) to read a speech: de scripto orationem habere, dicere (opp. sine scripto, ex memoria)
  • memoria in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016



memoria f (plural memorias)

  1. Obsolete spelling of memória




memoria f

  1. definite singular nominative and accusative form of memorie.



From Latin memoria.


memoria f (plural memorias)

  1. memory