superbia

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See also: supèrbia

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin superbia.

Noun[edit]

superbia f (plural superbie)

  1. pride
  2. haughtiness
  3. pomposity

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From superbus (haughty, proud).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

superbia f (genitive superbiae); first declension

  1. pride, haughtiness, arrogance
  2. conceit, vanity
  3. rudeness, discourtesy

Usage notes[edit]

While superbia generally refer to pride in a negative sense, it can also mean it in the good sense.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative superbia superbiae
genitive superbiae superbiārum
dative superbiae superbiīs
accusative superbiam superbiās
ablative superbiā superbiīs
vocative superbia superbiae

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References[edit]

  • superbia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • superbia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “superbia”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • superbia” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be puffed up with pride: insolentia, superbia inflatum esse