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English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἰδέα (idea), notion, pattern), from εἴδω (eidō), I see).

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Noun

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  1. That which exists in the mind as the result of mental activity; a thought or a concept
    Ideas won't go to jail.—A. Whitney Griswold (1952)
  2. Someone's opinion, belief or conviction that is accepted as true
  3. An intuitive notion; a feeling or hunch
  4. A plan or scheme for doing something, or an intention
  5. (music) A musical theme or melodic subject
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Italian

Etymology

Greek idéa from ideîn

Noun

idea f. (plural idee)

  1. idea

Verb

idea

  1. third-person singular present tense of ideare
  2. second-person singular imperative of ideare

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Spanish

Etymology

Compare Portuguese ideia

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /iˈðea/

Noun

idea f. (plural ideas)

Singular
idea f.

Plural
ideas f.

  1. idea

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