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philosophia (plural philosophias)

  1. philosophy


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Borrowed from Ancient Greek φιλοσοφία (philosophía, love of wisdom).



philosophia f (genitive philosophiae); first declension

  1. philosophy


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative philosophia philosophiae
genitive philosophiae philosophiārum
dative philosophiae philosophiīs
accusative philosophiam philosophiās
ablative philosophiā philosophiīs
vocative philosophia philosophiae

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  • philosophia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • philosophia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “philosophia”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • philosophia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be a philosopher, physician by profession: philosophiam, medicinam profiteri
    • to devote oneself to philosophy: se conferre ad philosophiam, ad philosophiae or sapientiae studium (Fam. 4. 3. 4)
    • to apply oneself to the study of philosophy: animum appellere or se applicare ad philosophiam
    • to be enamoured of philosophy: philosophiae (sapientiae) studio teneri (Acad. 1. 2. 4)
    • to take refuge in philosophy: in portum philosophiae confugere
    • to be driven into the arms of philosophy: in sinum philosophiae compelli
    • philosophy is neglected, at low ebb: philosophia (neglecta) iacet (vid. sect. VII. 1, note iacēre...)
    • to write expositions of philosophy in Latin: philosophiam latinis litteris illustrare (Acad. 1. 1. 3)
    • Cicero's philosophical writings: Ciceronis de philosophia libri
    • philosophical subjects: quae in philosophia tractantur
    • physics; natural philosophy: physica (-orum) (Or. 34. 119); philosophia naturalis
    • moral science; ethics: philosophia, quae est de vita et moribus (Acad. 1. 5. 19)
    • moral science; ethics: philosophia, in qua de bonis rebus et malis, deque hominum vita et moribus disputatur
    • theoretical, speculative philosophy: philosophia, quae in rerum contemplatione versatur, or quae artis praeceptis continetur
    • practical philosophy: philosophia, quae in actione versatur
    • the whole domain of philosophy: omnes philosophiae loci
  • philosophia in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers