platea

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin platēa, from Ancient Greek πλατεῖα (plateîa, street). Compare the inherited doublet piazza.

Noun[edit]

platea f (plural platee)

  1. stalls, or, in U.S., orchestra seats (of a theatre)
  2. (by extension) audience

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

platēa f (genitive platēae); first declension

  1. street
  2. courtyard

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative platēa platēae
genitive platēae platēārum
dative platēae platēīs
accusative platēam platēās
ablative platēā platēīs
vocative platēa platēae

Descendants[edit]

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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “platea”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • platea” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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]

Borrowed from Latin platēa, from Ancient Greek πλατεῖα (plateîa, street). Compare the doublet plaza.

Noun[edit]

platea f (plural plateas)

  1. stalls (of a theatre)