See also Idiot

English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Middle English from Old French idiote from Latin idiota from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiotēs), a private citizen, one who has no professional knowledge, layman) from ἴδιος (idios), one's own, pertaining to oneself, private); ἰδιώτης was used derisively in ancient Athens to refer to one who declined to take part in public life.

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Singular
Idiot

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  1. (pejorative) A common term for a person of low general intelligence.
    usage note This may be used pejoratively, as an insult. It is a weak insult, however, and between close friends, family members, or lovers, is often completely nonaggressive.
  2. (obsolete) A medical or psychological term meaning a person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old.

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Czech[edit | edit source]

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Idiot m.

  1. idiot (disliked or slow-witted person)
  2. idiot (person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old)

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French[edit | edit source]

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Idiot m. (plural Idiots; feminine idiote, plural idiotes)

  1. idiot

Serbo-Croatian[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Latin idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs), a private citizen, one who has no professional knowledge, layman).

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  • IPA: /idǐot/
  • Hyphenation: i‧di‧ot

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idìot m. (Cyrillic spelling идѝот)

  1. idiot

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Slovak[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

idiot m., idioti pl.
idiot stem
idiota Template:Gensg
declension pattern Template:Chlap
  1. (pejorative) idiot

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Inflection for Idiot Singular Plural
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idiot c.

  1. (pejorative) idiot

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