platea

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin platēa, from Ancient Greek πλατεῖα (plateîa, street). Doublet of piazza.

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Noun[edit]

platea f (plural platee)

  1. stall a seat in a theatre close to the stage (UK); orchestra seat (of a theater) (US)
  2. (by extension) audience
    Synonym: pubblico

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πλατεῖα (plateîa), shortening of πλατεῖα ὁδός (plateîa hodós, broad way).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

platēa f (genitive platēae); first declension

  1. street
  2. courtyard

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative platēa platēae
Genitive platēae platēārum
Dative platēae platēīs
Accusative platēam platēās
Ablative platēā platēīs
Vocative platēa platēae

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References[edit]

  • platea in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • platea in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • platea in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • platea in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • platea in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • platea in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin platēa, from Ancient Greek πλατεῖα (plateîa, street). Doublet of plaza.

Noun[edit]

platea f (plural plateas)

  1. stalls (of a theatre)