universitas

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Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin ūniversitās (university).[1] Doublet of universitet. Displaced, since 1954, earlier loanwords universiteit, universitet and universitit.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /univərˈsitas/, [u.ni.fərˈsi.t̪as]
  • Hyphenation: uni‧vêr‧si‧tas

Noun[edit]

univêrsitas (first-person possessive universitasku, second-person possessive universitasmu, third-person possessive universitasnya)

  1. (education) university: institution of higher education (typically accepting students from the age of about 17 or 18, depending on country, but in some exceptional cases able to take younger students) where subjects are studied and researched in depth and degrees are offered.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Tetum: universitas

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Some Problems Arising from Linguistic Eleutheromania”, in The Journal of Asian Studies[1], volume 17, issue 2, 1958, →DOI, page 207-214

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From noun ūniversus (turned into one), from ūni- (one), + versus (turned), perfect passive participle of vertō, vertere (turn).

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Noun[edit]

ūniversitās f (genitive ūniversitātis); third declension

  1. the whole
  2. the universe, the whole world
  3. (Late Latin) a group of people taken as a whole, a company, community, corporation
  4. (Medieval Latin) university

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ūniversitās ūniversitātēs
Genitive ūniversitātis ūniversitātum
Dative ūniversitātī ūniversitātibus
Accusative ūniversitātem ūniversitātēs
Ablative ūniversitāte ūniversitātibus
Vocative ūniversitās ūniversitātēs

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Descendants[edit]

All borrowings, without exception.

References[edit]

  • universitas”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • universitas”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • universitas in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the universe: rerum or mundi universitas
  • universitas”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin universitas via Indonesian universitas.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Riau-Lingga) IPA(key): /univərˈsitas/, [u.ni.vərˈsi.t̪as]
  • Hyphenation: u‧ni‧ver‧si‧tas

Noun[edit]

universitas (Jawi spellingاونيۏرسيتس⁩, plural universitas-universitas, informal 1st possessive universitasku, 2nd possessive universitasmu, 3rd possessive universitasnya)

  1. (Indonesia) alternative spelling of universiti (university).

Usage notes[edit]

  • Preserved in proper nouns relating to Indonesian institutions, Malaysian and Singaporean counterparts use universiti in their names instead.

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