sophia

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek σοφίᾱ (sophíā, high knowledge”: “learning”, “wisdom).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sophia f (genitive sophiae); first declension

  1. wisdom (often personified)

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sophia sophiae
Genitive sophiae sophiārum
Dative sophiae sophiīs
Accusative sophiam sophiās
Ablative sophiā sophiīs
Vocative sophia sophiae

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: sophie

References[edit]

  • sophia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • sophia in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • sophia in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • sophia in William Smith, editor, A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray, 1848
  • sophia in Richard Stillwell et al., editor, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1976